Last update: Dec. 27, 2013

Lumefantrine

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Se utiliza asociada a artemeter (Coartem) para el tratamiento del paludismo por plasmodium falciparum sin complicaciones.

Uso autorizado en bebés de al menos 5 kg de peso, por lo que es improbable que lo poco que debe pasar a través de la leche pueda afectar al lactante.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Lumefantrine 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.

Group

Lumefantrine belongs to this group or family:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 529 daltons
Protein Binding 100 %
Tmax 8 hours
T1/2 96 hours

References

  1. Arguin PM, Tan KR. Chemoprophylaxis during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding In Chapter 3. Infections diseases related to travel. Malaria. In Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Health Information for International Travel 2014. 2014 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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