Thiethylperazine use while Breastfeeding
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Drugs containing Thiethylperazine: Torecan, Norzine
Thiethylperazine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Based on minimal excretion of other phenothiazine derivatives, it appears that occasional short-term use of thiethylperazine for the treatment of nausea and vomiting poses little risk to the breastfed infant.
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
Phenothiazines cause galactorrhea in 26 to 40% of female patients.[1,2] Hyperprolactinemia appears to be the cause of the galactorrhea.[3-5] The hyperprolactinemia is caused by the drug's dopamine-blocking action in the tuberoinfundibular pathway.
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