Last update: Jan. 10, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Muscle-relaxant agent with a peripheric depolarizing action that is used for rapid endotracheal intubation procedures, which also has a transient effect.
At latest update, no relevant published data concerning excretion into breast milk were found.
Because of a very rapid half-life elimination period (less than 1 minute), a significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely.
Also, a low oral bioavailability renders the pass of this agent to the infant's plasma, highly unlikely.
Succinylcholine should not prevent a mother from breast feeding her baby shortly after recovering from an anesthesia if she is in a good condition.
List of Medicines (WHO-2002): compatible with Breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Suxamethonium Chloride 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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