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Vasopressin

Last Revision: June 21, 2021.

CASRN: 11000-17-2

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Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of vasopressin (arginine vasopressin) during breastfeeding. However, a vasopressin derivative, desmopressin results in only small increases in milk arginine vasopressin levels.[1] Because vasopressin is not orally absorbed it is unlikely to adversely affect the breastfed infant.

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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Desmopressin

References

1.
Burrow GN, Wassenaar W, Robertson GL, et al. DDAVP treatment of diabetes insipidus during pregnacy and the post-partum period. Acta Endocrinol (Copenh). 1981;97:23–5. [PubMed: 7223315]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Vasopressin

CAS Registry Number

11000-17-2

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Vasopressins

Arginine Vasopressin

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