Last update June 25, 2022
Very Low Risk
Cyclopyrrolone with sedative effects, anxiolytic, amnesic, anticonvulsant and relaxing similar to those of benzodiazepines muscle. Used as a hypnotic for insomnia. Oral administration in one dose shortly before bedtime. Eszopiclone, the (+)-isomer of zopiclone, is used similarly.
It is excreted in breast milk in clinically non-significant amount. (Mathieu 2010, Matheson 1990, Gaillot 1983 & 1982)
No problems have been observed in infants whose mothers have taken it. (Mathieu 2010, Matheson 1990)
Expert authors consider the use of this medication possible during lactation. (Hale, Uguz 2021)
It can produce dependence and withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly. (WHO 2003)
It is recommended to check for sedation and/or lack of appetite in infants. Bed-sharing (co-sleeping) with the baby is not recommended if thos drug are used. (ABM 2020 y 2008, UNICEF 2018, 2017, 2014 y 2013, Landa 2012, UNICEF 2006)
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.
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