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Halofantrine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Halofantrine: Halfan

Halofantrine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because no information is available on the use of halofantrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.[1]

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

Chloroquine, Mefloquine

References

1. Chattopadhyay R, Mahajan B, Kumar S. Assessment of safety of the major antimalarial drugs. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2007;6:505-21. PMID: 17877439

Halofantrine Identification

Substance Name

Halofantrine

CAS Registry Number

69756-53-2

Drug Class

Anti-Infective Agents

Antimalarials

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

795

Last Revision Date

20150310

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