Last update: Aug. 12, 2014

Beclomethasone Oral / Rectal

Low Risk for breastfeeding

Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Used for treatment of Ulcerative Colitis.

The amount of drug absorbed is transformed into inactive metabolites by the liver, therefore excretion into breast milk is unlikely. A high serum protein-binding capacity turns it excretion less likely.

Most expert's opinion is that topical, oral or inhaled steroid medication is compatible with breastfeeding,

WHO Model List of Essential Drugs 2002 rates it as compatible with Breastfeeding.


We do not have alternatives for Beclomethasone Oral / Rectal.

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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


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Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 409 daltons
Protein Binding 87 - 96 %
Tmax 0,5 - 4 hours
T1/2 0,3 - 4,5 hours


  1. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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