Last update Jan. 5, 2023
Amyl nitrite is a fast-acting vasodilator used by inhalation to treat cyanide poisoning. It has also been used as an antihypertensive and to treat angina pectoris. As a drug of abuse it has a psychoactive effect. It is used as a cleaning agent and as an industrial and household solvent.
At the date of the last update we did not find any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
It can cause methemoglobinemia and contact dermatitis. (Elgendy 2022, Kluger 2021)
Rapid and short-acting drug (minutes). In case of a breastfeeding mother who would have taken this drug, it would be necessary for her to wait for few hours before resumption of suckling.
We do not have alternatives for Amyl Nitrite.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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 - 2012 of United States of America
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM