Lovastatin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Lovastatin: Mevacor, Advicor, Altoprev, Altocor

Lovastatin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No relevant published information exists on the use of lovastatin during breastfeeding. Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, the consensus is that lovastatin should not be used during breastfeeding.

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

Lovastatin Identification

Substance Name

Lovastatin

CAS Registry Number

75330-75-5

Drug Class

Anticholesteremic Agents

Antilipemic Agents

Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

482

Last Revision Date

20130907

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