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Halofantrine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Halofantrine: Halfan

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 16, 2021.

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. [PubMed: 17877439]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Halofantrine

CAS Registry Number

69756-53-2

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Anti-infective Agents

Antiparasitic Agents

Antimalarials

Antiprotozoal Agents

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