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Gadodiamide use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Gadodiamide: Omniscan

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 4, 2018.

Gadodiamide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Gadodiamide releases more free gadolinium than some other gadolinium-containing contrast agents. However, guidelines developed by several North American professional organizations state that breastfeeding need not be disrupted after a nursing mother receives a gadolinium-containing contrast medium.[1][2][3] Other agents 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

A mother with neuromyelitis optica was nursing her 38-day-old male infant. Each breastfeeding session was about 15 minutes in every 2 hours. She was given gadodiamide (dose not specified) before an MRI scan. She withheld breastfeeding for 6 to 8 hours after the injection. Her infant experienced no immediate adverse effects.[6]

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Gadobenate, Gadobutrol, Gadopentetate, Gadoteridol, Gadoterate

References

1. American College of Radiology Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media. Administration of contrast media to breast-feeding mothers. In, ACR manual on contrast media. 2017;Version 10.3:102-3. https://www.acr.org/~/media/37D84428BF1D4E1B9A3A2918DA9E27A3.pdf

2. Patenaude Y, Pugash D, Lim K et al. The use of magnetic resonance imaging in the obstetric patient. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014;36:349-55. PMID: 24798674

3. Committee Opinion No. 723: Guidelines for Diagnostic Imaging During Pregnancy and Lactation. Obstet Gynecol. 2017;130:e210-e216. PMID: 28937575

4. Acar S, Keskin-Arslan E, Erol-Coskun H et al. Gadodiamide use during breastfeeding. Reprod Toxicol. 2018;80:59-60. Abstract. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2018.07.071

Gadodiamide Identification

Substance Name

Gadodiamide

CAS Registry Number

122795-43-1

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Contrast Media

Diagnostic Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

532

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