Last update Jan. 31, 2018
Very Low Risk
Antihistamine drug of 2nd generation, piperidine derivative, which is an active metabolite of Terfenadine with minimal sedative effect.
Oral administration twice a day.
It is excreted into breast milk in clinically non-significant amount (Butler 2014, So 2010, Leachman 2006, Lucas 1995).
On a telephone interview, 10% of infants whose mothers were on terfenadine, recognized to have experienced colicky pain and hyperexcitability that disappeared without treatment (Ito 1993).
American Academy of Pediatrics: medication usually compatible with breastfeeding (AAP 2001).
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