Ezetimibe use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Ezetimibe: Zetia, Vytorin, Liptruzet

Ezetimibe Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No relevant published information exists on the use of ezetimibe during breastfeeding. Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, ezetimibe is best not used during breastfeeding. An alternate drug is preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Ezetimibe treatment in combination with a statin (e.g., atorvastatin, simvastatin) should be avoided in nursing mothers.

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

Cholestyramine, Colesevelam, Colestipol

References

Ezetimibe Identification

Substance Name

Ezetimibe

CAS Registry Number

163222-33-1

Drug Class

Anticholesteremic Agents

Antilipemic Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

824

Last Revision Date

20130907

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