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

Artemisinin lactation summary

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

Extracted from Artemisia annua a plant that is used in China for malaria treatment. It has been included in WHO’s Model List of Essential Drug and considered a suitable medication during breastfeeding. Extraídos de la Artemisia annua, planta utilizada en China contra el paludismo. Considerada medicación esencial compatible con la lactancia por la OMS. Se utiliza asociado a lumefantrina (Coartem) para el tratamiento del paludismo por plasmodium falciparum sin complicaciones.

Alternate Drugs for Antimalarials. ATC P01B

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