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Clopidogrel use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Clopidogrel: Plavix

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 22, 2020.

Clopidogrel Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No published information is available on the use of clopidogrel during breastfeeding. The manufacturer reports that no adverse effects have been observed in breastfed infants with maternal clopidogrel use during lactation in a small number of postmarketing cases. Since no published information is available on the use of clopidogrel during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. If it is used by a nursing mother, monitor the infant for bruising and bleeding.

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

Aspirin

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Clopidogrel

CAS Registry Number

120202-66-6

Drug Class

  • Lactation
  • Breast Feeding
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
  • Purinergic P2Y Receptor Antagonists

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