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Lubiprostone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Lubiprostone: Amitiza

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 7, 2020.

Lubiprostone Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of lubiprostone during breastfeeding. The manufacturer reports that the drug and its metabolite are undetectable in rat milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in a breastfed infant. Monitor the breastfed infant for diarrhea.

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

Linaclotide, Plecanatide, Prucalopride, Psyllium

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Lubiprostone

CAS Registry Number

136790-76-6 333963-40-9

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Chloride Channel Agonists
  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Membrane Transport Modulators
  • Laxatives

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