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Radium Ra 223 Dichloride use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 28, 2023.

Drugs containing Radium Ra 223 Dichloride: Xofigo

Radium Ra 223 Dichloride Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Radium-223 dichloride is not indicated for use in women and should not be given to nursing mothers. However, if a nursing mother receives radium-223 dichloride, she should permanently discontinue nursing her current infant.[1]

Drug Levels

Radium-223 has a physical half-life of 11.4 days and emits alpha particles with a decay energy of 5.979 MeV upon decay.

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.


Dilsizian V, Metter D, Palestro C, Zanzonico P. Advisory Committee on Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) Sub-Committee on Nursing Mother Guidelines for the Medical Administration of Radioactive Material. Final report submitted: January 31, 2019. 2019. https://www​​/ML1903/ML19038A498.pdf.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Radium Ra 223 Chloride

CAS Registry Number


Drug Class

Breast Feeding


Milk, Human

Antineoplastic Agents




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