Last update Sept. 19, 2016


High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.

Nonopioid antitussive medication for which there are very few references.
It has been a cause of adverse reactions in children.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

A known safer alternative should be preferred until more published data on this drug in relation to breastfeeding is available, especially during the neonatal period and in case prematurity.


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

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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Oxolamine is also known as

Oxolamine in other languages or writings:


Oxolamine belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Oxolamine in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 245 daltons
3 - 4 hours


  1. Meyboom RH. Adverse reaction to drugs in children, experiences with "spontaneous monitoring" in The Netherlands. Bratisl Lek Listy. 1991 Abstract
  2. McEwen J, Meyboom RH, Thijs I. Hallucinations in children caused by oxolamine citrate. Med J Aust. 1989 Abstract

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