Last update March 22, 2015
Medication used for treatment of Herpes zoster infection.
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
Because a high distribution volume (DV) and high protein-binding capacity, excretion into breast milk in significant amount is very unlikely.
A low oral bioavailability impairs the pass of it from the mother's milk to the infant's plasma, except in prematures or in the early neonatal period, when a higher intestinal absorption may occur.
Until more data on this medication is available, safer alternative drugs are preferred, especially in such critical age periods.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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