Last update: Jan. 10, 2015
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and 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.
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 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
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