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Indacaterol use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Indacaterol: Arcapta, Utibron Neohaler

Indacaterol Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although no published data exist on the use of indacaterol by mouth or inhaler during lactation, data from the related drug, terbutaline, indicate that very little is expected to be excreted into breastmilk.[1] The authors of several reviews agree that use of inhaled bronchodilators is acceptable during breastfeeding because of the low bioavailability and maternal serum levels after use.[2][3][4][5]

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

Formoterol, Salmeterol

References

Lindberg C, Boreus LO, de Chateau P et al. Transfer of terbutaline into breast milk. Eur J Resp Dis Suppl. 1984;134:87-91. PMID: 6586490

McDonald CF, Burdon JG. Asthma in pregnancy and lactation. A position paper for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Med J Aust. 1996;165:485-8. PMID: 8937369

Ellsworth A. Pharmacotherapy of asthma while breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1994;10:39-41. PMID: 7619245

Nelson-Piercy C. Asthma in pregnancy. Thorax. 2001;56:325-8. PMID: 11254828

Taddio A, Ito S. Drugs and breast-feeding. In, Koren G, ed. Maternal-fetal toxicology. A clinician's guide. 3rd ed. New York. Marcel Dekker. 2001;177-32.

Indacaterol Identification

Substance Name

Indacaterol

CAS Registry Number

312753-06-3

Drug Class

Anti-Asthmatic Agents

Beta Adrenergic Agonists

Bronchodilators

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

994

Last Revision Date

20151210

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