Last update: Aug. 12, 2014

Sulfadoxine

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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A low concentration is reached in breast milk. It is commercialized in several countries (not in Spain) together with Pyrimethamine (see the latter drug) as an anti-malarial drug: Fansidar: 20 parts of Sulphadoxine by 1 of Pyrimethamine. Manufacturers give a dosage for children weighing more than 5 kg.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Sulfadoxine.

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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

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Other names

Sulfadoxine is also known as


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Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Sulfadoxine in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. Alta - Hig %
Molecular weight 310 daltons
Protein Binding 90 %
Tmax 4 hours
T1/2 220 hours

References

  1. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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