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Pitavastatin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Pitavastatin: Livalo

Pitavastatin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No relevant published information exists on the use of pitavastatin during breastfeeding. Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, the consensus is that pitavastatin 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.

Possible Effects on Lactation

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Cholestyramine, Colesevelam, Colestipol

References

Pitavastatin Identification

Substance Name

Pitavastatin

CAS Registry Number

147511-69-1

Drug Class

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

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

750

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

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

Disclaimer

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