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Sulfur Hexafluoride

Last Revision: February 7, 2019.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 2551-62-4

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

No published experience exists with sulfur hexafluoride during breastfeeding. Because the half-life of the agent is about 10 minutes and absorption of the drug by the infant is unlikely. If sulfur hexafluoride is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding.[1] Because of the lack of information, the American College of Radiology states that temporary (~24 hours) pumping and discarding of milk may be considered.[2]

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.

References

1.
Cova MA, Stacul F, Quaranta R et al. Radiological contrast media in the breastfeeding woman: a position paper of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM), the Italian Society of Paediatrics (SIP), the Italian Society of Neonatology (SIN) and the Task Force on Breastfeeding, Ministry of Health, Italy. Eur Radiol. 2014;24:2012-22. [PubMed: 24838733]
2.
American College of Radiology Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media. Administration of contrast media to breast-feeding mothers. In, ACR manual on contrast media. 2017;Version 10.3:102-3. https://www​.acr.org/~​/media/37D84428BF1D4E1B9A3A2918DA9E27A3.pdf.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Sulfur Hexafluoride

CAS Registry Number

2551-62-4

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Contrast Media
  • Diagnostic Agents
  • Fluorides
  • Gases

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