Enflurane use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Enflurane: Compound 374, Ethrane

Enflurane Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

There is no published experience with enflurane during breastfeeding. Because the serum half-life of enflurane in the mother is short and the drug is not expected to be absorbed by the infant, no waiting period or discarding of milk is required.[1] Breastfeeding can be resumed as soon as the mother has recovered sufficiently from general anesthesia to nurse. When a combination of anesthetic agents is used for a procedure, follow the recommendations for the most problematic medication used during the procedure.

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.

Possible Effects on Lactation

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

References

1. Lee JJ, Rubin AP. Breast feeding and anaesthesia. Anaesthesia. 1993;48:616-25. PMID: 8346780

Enflurane Identification

Substance Name

Enflurane

CAS Registry Number

13838-16-9

Drug Class

  • Anesthetics, Inhalation

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

614

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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