Last update: Dec. 8, 2017
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
A 5-phosphodiesterase inhibitor used in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, erectile dysfunction in men, Raynaud's syndrome and in other treatments due to its vasodilatory effect on smooth muscle.
Its use is authorized in small infants and neonates to treat pulmonary hypertension (Lakshminrusimha 2016, Krishnan 2010).
Sildenafil and its metabolite N-desmethylsildenafil are excreted in breast milk in clinically insignificant amounts, much lower than the dose used in newborns and infants (Wollein 2016).
We do not have alternatives for Sildenafil 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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