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

Dantrolene lactation summary

Dantrolene is unsafe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Dantrolene is 5 out of 8 which is considered Unsafe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 5 indicates that usage of Dantrolene may cause serious side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Dantrolene may cause moderate to high side effects or may affect milk supply in lactating mother.
  • Our suggestion is to use safer alternate options rather than using Dantrolene .
  • It is recommended to evaluate the advantage of not breastfeeding while using Dantrolene Vs not using Dantrolene And continue breastfeeding.
  • While using Dantrolene Its must to monitor 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 Dantrolene usage in lactation

No adverse effect has been described. It must be ordered as a foreign medication in Spain.

Answer by DrLact: About Dantrolene usage in lactation

Because no information is available on the long-term use of dantrolene during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. After short-term use, the drug would be expected to be eliminated from milk in 1 to 2 days.

Alternate Drugs

Meprobamate(Low Risk)
Cyclobenzaprine(Low Risk)
Carisoprodol(Low Risk)
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