Question

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

Ivermectine lactation summary

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

Used as treatment of onchocercosis and filariasis. American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.

Answer by DrLact: About Ivermectine usage in lactation

Limited data indicate that Ivermectine is poorly excreted into breastmilk after oral administration. Amounts ingested by the infant are small and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No data are available on excretion after topical administration, but amounts in breastmilk should be less than after oral administration. Avoid application to the breast area where the infant might directly ingest the drug.

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