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

Etamsylate lactation summary

Etamsylate usage has low risk in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Etamsylate is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Etamsylate may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Etamsylate may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Etamsylate low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • While using Etamsylate 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 Etamsylate usage in lactation

Hemostatic drug which has a possible protective effect on the capillary wall along with correction of altered platelet adhesion.It is used in Menometrorrhagia (Lethaby 2013), prophylaxis on surgical wounds and neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage without a solid evidence of its effictiveness (Hunt 2010, Kuperman 2015).It is orally, intramuscularly and intravenously administered. At latest update relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Its high capacity of binding to plasma proteins makes it unlikely a excretion into breast milk. Due to low frequency and mildness of eventual side effects and/or absence of interference with coagulation mechanisms, seems unlikely this product would affect breastfeeding or the infant.

Alternate Drugs for Antihemorrhagics, antifibrinolytics, vitamin K & other hemostatics. ATC B02

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