Question

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

Answer by DrLact: About Halofantrine usage in lactation

Because no information is available on the use of halofantrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.[1]

Alternate Drugs

Ritonavir(Unsafe)
Lomefloxacin(Low Risk)
Atovaquone(Low Risk)
Famciclovir(Low Risk)
Cefaclor(Safe)
Abacavir(Safe)
Nevirapine(Low Risk)
Levofloxacin(Low Risk)
Linezolid(Low Risk)
Erythromycin(Low Risk)
Nelfinavir(Unsafe)
Kanamycin(Safe)
Clindamycin(Low Risk)
Naftifine(Safe)
Cefprozil(Safe)
Aztreonam(Safe)
Capreomycin(Low Risk)
Dapsone(Low Risk)
Acyclovir(Safe)
Cefoxitin(Safe)
Indinavir(Unsafe)
Rifaximin(Safe)
Gatifloxacin(Low Risk)
Ertapenem(Safe)
Cefotetan(Safe)
Enoxacin(Low Risk)
Zidovudine(Low Risk)
Ofloxacin(Safe)
Doxycycline(Low Risk)
Quinine(Safe)
Valganciclovir(Low Risk)
Amantadine(Low Risk)
Tenofovir(Safe)
Amikacin(Safe)
Neomycin(Safe)
Cefixime(Safe)
Demeclocycline(Low Risk)
Nafcillin(Safe)
Ganciclovir(Low Risk)
Cefepime(Safe)
Efavirenz(Unsafe)
Econazole(Safe)
Moxifloxacin(Low Risk)
Primaquine(Low Risk)
Didanosine(Unsafe)
Lindane(Unsafe)
Malathion(Low Risk)
Cefdinir(Safe)
Saquinavir(Unsafe)
Methicillin(Low Risk)
Cefazolin(Safe)
Meropenem(Safe)
Quinine(Safe)
Primaquine(Low Risk)
Atovaquone(Low Risk)
Atovaquone(Low Risk)
Quinine(Safe)
Primaquine(Low Risk)
Pyrantel(Safe)
Lindane(Unsafe)
Malathion(Low Risk)
Quinine(Safe)
Primaquine(Low Risk)
Atovaquone(Low Risk)
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