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Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 13, 2022.

Drugs containing Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex: Ferrlecit, Nulecit

Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of sodium ferric gluconate complex during breastfeeding. Ferrlecit contains 9 mg/mL of benzyl alcohol, which may enter breastmilk and be absorbed by the infant. An alternate intravenous drug with more published data available may be preferred. Holder pasteurization of milk reduces the concentration of iron in milk by about 6.5%.[1]

For additional information on iron use during breastfeeding, see the monograph on Iron Salts.

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.

References

1.
Mohd-Taufek N, Cartwright D, Davies M, et al. The effect of pasteurization on trace elements in donor breast milk. J Perinatol. 2016;36:897–900. [PubMed: 27253894]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex

CAS Registry Number

34089-81-1

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Ferric Compounds

Hematinics

Iron Compounds

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