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Fluvastatin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Fluvastatin: Lescol, Lescol XL

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 29, 2020.

Fluvastatin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No relevant published information exists on the use of fluvastatin during breastfeeding. Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, the consensus is that fluvastatin should not be used during breastfeeding. However, others have argued that children homozygous for familial hypercholesterolemia are treated with statins beginning at 1 year of age, that statins have low oral bioavailability, and risks to the breastfed infant are low, especially with rosuvastatin and pravastatin.[1] Until more data become available, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

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

Cholestyramine, Colesevelam, Colestipol

References

1.
Holmsen ST, Bakkebo T, Seferowicz M et al. Statins and breastfeeding in familial hypercholesterolaemia. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2017;137:686-7. [PubMed: 28551957]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Fluvastatin

CAS Registry Number

93957-54-1

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Antilipemic Agents
  • Anticholesteremic Agents
  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors

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