Felbamate use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Felbamate: Felbatol

Felbamate Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because no information is available on the use of felbamate during breastfeeding, and because it can cause potentially fatal hematologic and hepatic toxicities, authors of authoritative reviews recommend that breastfeeding not be undertaken during maternal felbamate therapy until more safety data are available.[1][2]

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. Bar-Oz B, Nulman I, Koren G et al. Anticonvulsants and breastfeeding. A critical review. Paediatr Drugs. 2000;2:113-26. PMID: 10937463

2. Hagg S, Spigset O. Anticonvulsant use during lactation. Drug Saf. 2000;22:425-40. PMID: 10877037

Felbamate Identification

Substance Name

Felbamate

CAS Registry Number

25451-15-4

Drug Class

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

355

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

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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