I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Alcuronium Chloride? Is Alcuronium Chloride safe for nursing mother and child? Does Alcuronium Chloride extracts into breast milk? Does Alcuronium Chloride has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Alcuronium Chloride influence milk supply or can Alcuronium Chloride decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Alcuronium Chloride lactation summary

Alcuronium Chloride usage has low risk in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Alcuronium Chloride is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Alcuronium Chloride may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Alcuronium Chloride may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Alcuronium Chloride low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • While using Alcuronium Chloride We suggest monitoring child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to dosage.
  • Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Alcuronium Chloride usage in lactation

It is a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant drug with a peripheral action that is used as premedication for endotracheal intubation and general anesthesia. A product that is rarely used with very few bibliographic references. At latest update, no relevant published data concerning excretion into breast milk were found. Like other blocking drugs from the same family, its relatively high molecular weight would decrease excretion into breast milk. Other well-known and safer options should be preferred until more information on this drug is available. List of Essential Medicines of the WHO: compatible with breastfeeding.

Alternate Drugs for Muscle relaxants. ATC M03

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