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Lofexidine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Lofexidine: Lucemyra

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 1, 2020.

Lofexidine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of lofexidine during breastfeeding. Lofexidine is chemically and pharmacologically related to clonidine, which reaches high levels in milk and in the breastfed infant. Although it is not contraindicated during breastfeeding, lofexidine should be used with caution during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. An alternate drug 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

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

Buprenorphine, Methadone

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Lofexidine

CAS Registry Number

31036-80-3

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Adrenergic Alpha-2 Receptor Agonists,
  • Narcotic Antagonists

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