Halofantrine

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Because no information is available on the use of halofantrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.[1]


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:


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


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Chloroquine,Mefloquine


References:


1. Chattopadhyay R, Mahajan B, Kumar S. Assessment of safety of the major antimalarial drugs. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2007;6:505-21. PMID:17877439



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Halofantrine

CAS Registry Number:

69756-53-2

Drug Class:


  • Anti-Infective Agents

  • Antimalarials


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    795


    Last Revision Date:


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