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

Suxamethonium Chloride lactation summary

Suxamethonium Chloride is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Suxamethonium Chloride is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Suxamethonium Chloride is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Suxamethonium Chloride does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Suxamethonium Chloride safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher 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 Suxamethonium Chloride usage in lactation

Muscle-relaxant agent with a peripheric depolarizing action that is used for rapid endotracheal intubation procedures, which also has a transient effect. At latest update, no relevant published data concerning excretion into breast milk were found. Because of a very rapid half-life elimination period (less than 1 minute), a significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely. Also, a low oral bioavailability renders the pass of this agent to the infant's plasma, highly unlikely. Succinylcholine should not prevent a mother from breast feeding her baby shortly after recovering from an anesthesia if she is in a good condition. List of Medicines (WHO-2002): compatible with Breastfeeding.

Alternate Drugs for Muscle relaxants. ATC M03

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