Saturday, April 14, 2007

LactMed Expanded

The Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) has added fifty-one substances, including fourteen topical antibacterial and antifungal agents, thirteen X-ray and eight MRI contrast agents, eight acne/skin care agents, and eight other drugs. Thirty-six records have been updated.

LactMed is part of the NLM Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®). It is a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. LactMed includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. It provides statements of the American Academy of Pediatrics concerning a drug’s compatibility with breastfeeding and suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs where appropriate.

For more information:
LactMed 3/2007


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