Last update: Dec. 19, 2013


Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Enzymatic protein for sustitutive therapy of Fabry’s disease.

Also orally used as anti-flatulent.

Its high molecular weight and protein structure make excretion into breast milk or oral absorption by the infant unlikely.


We do not have alternatives for Alpha-Galactosidase since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Alpha-Galactosidase is also known as


Main tradenames from several countries containing Alpha-Galactosidase in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 101.000 daltons
T1/2 2 hours


  1. Di Stefano M, Miceli E, Gotti S, Missanelli A, Mazzocchi S, Corazza GR. The effect of oral alpha-galactosidase on intestinal gas production and gas-related symptoms. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Abstract
  2. Ganiats TG, Norcross WA, Halverson AL, Burford PA, Palinkas LA. Does Beano prevent gas? A double-blind crossover study of oral alpha-galactosidase to treat dietary oligosaccharide intolerance. J Fam Pract. 1994 Abstract
  3. Smiley KL, Hensley DE, Gasdorf HJ. Alpha-galactosidase production and use in a hollow-fiber reactor. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1976 Abstract

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