Last update: July 11, 2017
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Antiprotozoan drug used for the treatment of American Trypanosomiasis (Trypanosoma cruzi) or Chagas Disease (see specific info).
It is excreted into breast milk in small amounts and there have not been observed problems in infants from treated mothers (Garcia-Bournissen 2015, Vela-Bahena 2015).
Benznidazole has been very well tolerated when administered directly to infants and newborns (Altcheh 2011, Chippaux 2013).
We do not have alternatives for Benznidazole 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.
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