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Gemfibrozil use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Gemfibrozil: Lopid

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 11, 2021.

Gemfibrozil Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No relevant published information exists on the use of gemfibrozil during breastfeeding. Because of a concern with disruption of infant lipid metabolism, gemfibrozil is best avoided during breastfeeding. An alternate drug is 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

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Gemfibrozil

CAS Registry Number

25812-30-0

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Anticholesteremic Agents
  • Antilipemic Agents
  • Fibric acids

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