Etidronate

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Because no information is available on the use of etidronate during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. However, absorption of etidronate by a breastfed infant is unlikely.


Drug Levels:


Etidronate is poorly absorbed orally (average in adults 3% on an empty stomach, less with food), so absorption of etidronate by a breastfed infant 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.


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Pamidronate


References:






Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Etidronate

CAS Registry Number:

2809-21-4

Drug Class:


  • Bisphosphonates

  • Bone Density Conservation Agents

  • Diphosphonates


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    720


    Last Revision Date:


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