Last update Sept. 4, 2014

Arformoterol

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

Long-acting bronchodilator.

Its high molecular weight and plasma protein binding make excretion into breast milk unlikely

Terbutaline which is a related medication is excreted insignificantly in breast milk.

Plasma levels after inhalation of Salmeterol which is a related drug are insignificant.

Inhaled medication should of choice because a lower dose and fewer excretion into breast milk.

Alternatives

  • Salmeterol ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)

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Group

Arformoterol belongs to this group or family:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 495 daltons
Protein Binding 52 - 65 %
Tmax 0.5 hours
26 hours

References

  1. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc Arformoterol Data Sheet 2012 Full text (in our servers)
  2. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Asthma and Pregnancy Working Group. Managing asthma during pregnancy: recommendations for pharmacologic treatment-2004 update. 2004;1-57. None 2004 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Nelson-Piercy C. Asthma in pregnancy. Thorax. 2001 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Ellsworth A. Pharmacotherapy of asthma while breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1994 Abstract

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