Desflurane

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


There is no published experience with desflurane during breastfeeding. Because the serum half-life of desflurane in the mother is short and the drug is not expected to be absorbed by the infant, no waiting period or discarding of milk is required. Breastfeeding can be resumed as soon as the mother has recovered sufficiently from general anesthesia to nurse. When a combination of anesthetic agents is used for a procedure, follow the recommendations for the most problematic medication used during the procedure.


Drug Levels:


The serum half-life of desflurane is less than 3 minutes, so extensive passage into milk is unlikely.

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:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


References:






Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Desflurane

CAS Registry Number:

57041-67-5

Drug Class:


  • Anesthetics, Inhalation


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    611


    Last Revision Date:


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