Octreotide

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


The excretion of octreotide into breastmilk has not been studied. However, because it is poorly absorbed orally and has been safely administered directly to infants by injection, it is unlikely to adversely affect the breastfed infant. One breastfed infant apparently experienced no adverse effects during maternal use of octreotide . Until more data are available, octreotide should be used in nursing mothers with careful infant monitoring, especially if the infant is under 2 months of age.


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:


One mother was treated for acromegaly during pregnancy and postpartum with octreotide (dose not stated). She breastfed (extent not stated) her infant for 4 months with no apparent problems noted in the infant.[1]


Possible Effects on Lactation:


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


References:


1. Colao A, Merola B, Ferone D, Lombardi G. Acromegaly. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1997;82:2777-81. PMID:9284694



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Octreotide

CAS Registry Number:

83150-76-9

Drug Class:


  • Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal

  • Gastrointestinal Agents


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    818


    Last Revision Date:


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