Last update: Oct. 15, 2014
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.
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.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM