Asenapine

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Because there is no published experience with asenapine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.


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.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Asenapinehas caused elevated prolactin serum in patients taking the drug.[1] The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.


References:


1. Anon. Saphris package insert. Merck & Co., Inc. 2009.



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Asenapine

CAS Registry Number:

65576-45-6

Drug Class:


  • Antipsychotic Agents


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    819


    Last Revision Date:


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