Last update: Oct. 15, 2014

Suramine Sodium

High Risk for breastfeeding


Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
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Treatment of African Trypanosomiasis (T.Gambiense, Sleeping disease). It is used on early stages of disease: one weekly dose for one month. Adverse reactions are severe.

No previous experience is available to make any recommendation for breastfeeding mothers. Nevertheless, it has a large molecular weight and a high protein binding capacity that would make its secretion into breast milk to be minimized.

Assess every case for risk-benefit ratio, the health condition of the mother is usually precarious, side effects for both the mother and the child should be closely monitored.

Alternatives

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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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 1429 daltons
Protein Binding 100 %
T1/2 1000 hours

References

  1. Pérez JL, Carranza C, Mateos F. Antiparasitarios. Revisión de los fármacos útiles en el tratamiento de parasitosis clásicas y emergentes. \ [Antiparasitic drugs. Review of the useful drugs in the treatment of classic and emergent parasitic diseases]. Rev Esp Quimioter. 2009 Jun;22(2):93-105. Review. Spanish. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. 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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