Last update: May 1, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Type IB antiarrhythmic agent and anticonvulsant drug.
It is excreted into breast milk in clinically non-significant amount and no problems have appeared on clinical follow up, and, long-term psychomotor development in infants whose mothers received this treatment, except in some isolated cases of patients who were on anticonvulsant polytherapy.
Plasma levels in these infants were undetectable or very low.
It may appear a withdrawal syndrome with hyperexcitability after abruptly stopping breastfeeding.
It has been authorized for use in infants and newborns.
American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is usually compatible with breastfeeding medication.
WHO List of Essential Medicines 2002: compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Phenytoin 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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
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