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Colesevelam use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 20, 2022.

Drugs containing Colesevelam: Welchol

Colesevelam Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Colesevelam is a nonabsorbable resin. Because it does not enter the mother's bloodstream, it will not reach the infant via breastmilk. It is acceptable for use during lactation.

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

(Hypercholesterolemia) Cholestyramine, Colestipol; (Type 2 Diabetes) Acarbose, Glipizide, Glyburide, Insulin, Metformin, Miglitol

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Colesevelam

CAS Registry Number

182815-43-6

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Milk, Human

Anticholesteremic Agents

Antilipemic Agents

Hypoglycemic Agents

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