Last update: Jan. 4, 2015
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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It is a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant drug with a peripheral action that is used as premedication for endotracheal intubation, general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation.
At latest update, no relevant published data concerning excretion into breast milk were found.
Because a relatively high molecular-weight and a high protein-binding capacity, excretion into breast milk is thought to be low. It has a low oral bioavailability which means that absorption from the breast milk ingested may be low.
Pancuronium should not prevent a mother from breast feeding her baby shortly after recovering from an anesthesia if she is in good condition.
However, other muscle relaxants with a more rapid elimination time period and better known drugs are preferred.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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