Flunisolide

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Although not measured, the amounts of inhaled corticosteroids absorbed into the maternal bloodstream and excreted into breastmilk are probably too small to affect a breastfed infant. Reviewers and an expert panel consider inhaled and oral corticosteroids acceptable to use during breastfeeding.[1][2][3]


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:


None reported with any corticosteroid.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


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


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


(Inhaled)Beclomethasone


References:


1. Greenberger PA, Patterson R. The management of asthma during pregnancy and lactation. Clin Rev Allergy. 1987;5:317-24. PMID:3319123
2. Ellsworth A. Pharmacotherapy of asthma while breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1994;10:39-41. PMID:7619245
3. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Asthma and Pregnancy Working Group. NAEPP expert panel report. Managing asthma during pregnancy: recommendations for pharmacologic treatment-2004 update. 2004;1-57.



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Flunisolide

CAS Registry Number:

3385-03-3

Drug Class:


  • Anti-Allergic Agents

  • Anti-Asthmatic Agents

  • Corticosteroids, Inhaled


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    113


    Last Revision Date:


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