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Aluminum hydroxide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Aluminum hydroxide is also known as: Aloh-Gel, Alternagel, Alu-Cap, Alu-Tab, Amphojel, Dialume

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 7, 2018.

Aluminum hydroxide Pregnancy Warnings

Use is not recommended unless clearly needed.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not formally assigned to a pregnancy category.

There are insufficient data in animal studies regarding the effects of this drug on pregnancy, embryofetal development, parturition, and/or postnatal development. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

See references

Aluminum hydroxide Breastfeeding Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during lactation.

Excreted into human milk: Data not available
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments:
-This drug is considered compatible with breastfeeding by the WHO.
-Some authorities recommend monitoring breastfed infants for side effects.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Amphojel (aluminum hydroxide)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Department of Adolescent and Child Health and Development. UNICEF. World Health Organization "Breastfeeding and maternal medication: recommendations for drugs in the eleventh Who model list of essential drugs. Available from: URL: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2002/55732.pdf?ua=1" ([2003]):
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 5th ed." Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins (1998):
  4. "Product Information. Amphojel (aluminum hydroxide)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.

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