Atovaquone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Atovaquone: Malarone, Mepron, Malarone Pediatric

Atovaquone Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of atovaquone during breastfeeding. However, the quantity of drug in breast milk is assumed too low to provide adequate protection against malaria for the breastfed infant.[1] A dosage has been established for infants weighing as little as 5 kg, so it is unlikely to adversely affect breastfed infants weighing 5 kg or more.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Chloroquine, Mefloquine

References

1. Arguin PM, Tan KR. Chapter 3. Infections diseases related to travel. Malaria. In, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Health Information for International Travel 2014. New York: Oxford University Press. 2014. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/malaria

Atovaquone Identification

Substance Name

Atovaquone

CAS Registry Number

95233-18-4

Drug Class

Anti-Infective Agents

Antimalarials

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

789

Last Revision Date

20130907

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