Triazolam use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Triazolam: Halcion

Triazolam Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because little information is available on the use of triazolam during breastfeeding, an alternate hypnotic may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Triazolam has a relatively short half-life, so occasional use while breastfeeding an older infant should pose little risk to the infant, but monitor the infant for excessive drowsiness.

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

In a telephone follow-up study, 124 mothers who took a benzodiazepine while nursing reported whether their infants had any signs of sedation. One mother took triazolam while breastfeeding and reported no sedation in her infant.[1]

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Zaleplon, Zolpidem

References

1. Kelly LE, Poon S, Madadi P, Koren G. Neonatal benzodiazepines exposure during breastfeeding. J Pediatr. 2012;161:448-51. PMID: 22504099

Triazolam Identification

Substance Name

Triazolam

CAS Registry Number

28911-01-5

Drug Class

Hypnotics and Sedatives

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

392

Last Revision Date

20130907

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