Fluvastatin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Fluvastatin: Lescol, Lescol XL

Fluvastatin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

The manufacturer reports that fluvastatin is excreted into breastmilk, but no relevant published information was found as of the revision date. Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, the consensus is that fluvastatin should not be used during breastfeeding.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date. However, the manufacturer reports that milk concentrations of fluvastatin is twice that of the mother's serum concentration. No further study details are provided.[1]

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.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Cholestyramine, Colesevelam, Colestipol

References

1. Lescol capsules and Lescol XL tablets package insert. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. East Hanover, NJ. April 2006

Fluvastatin Identification

Substance Name

Fluvastatin

CAS Registry Number

93957-54-1

Drug Class

  • Antilipemic Agents
  • Anticholesteremic Agents
  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

483

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

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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