Sucralfate use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Sucralfate: Carafate

Sucralfate Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No data are available on sucralfate use during breastfeeding; however, it is virtually unabsorbed orally. Most authorities consider sucralfate acceptable to use during breastfeeding.[1][2][3][4] No special precautions are required.

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

Antacids, Cimetidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Ranitidine

References

1. Lewis JH, Weingold AB and the Committee of FDA-Related Matters, American College of Gastroenterology. The use of gastrointestinal drugs during pregnancy and lactation. Am J Gastroenterol. 1985;80 :912-23. PMID: 2864852

2. Hagemann TM. Gastrointestinal medications and breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1998;14:259-62. PMID: 10205441

3. Broussard CN, Richter JE. Treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease during pregnancy and lactation: what are the safest therapy options? Drug Saf. 1998;19:325-37. PMID: 9804446

4. Richter JE. Review article: the management of heartburn in pregnancy. Aliment Pharmacol Ther; 2005;22:749-57. PMID: 16225482

Sucralfate Identification

Substance Name

Sucralfate

CAS Registry Number

54182-58-0

Drug Class

Anti-Ulcer Agents

Gastrointestinal Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

475

Last Revision Date

20130907

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