Last update: Nov. 16, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Piracetam analog with nootropic and anti-epileptic effect. Authorized for use in children in Europe.
Excreted into breast milk but infant serum levels were shown to be low. No other side effect than one case of hypotonia in a 7 days old premature whose mother was also on anti-epileptic medication.
Seizures along with neonatal abstinence syndrome in a botlle fed neonate whose mother had taken Levetiracetam and Phenobarbital in pregnancy ocurred. Symptoms disappeared after initiation of breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Levetiracetam 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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
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