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Flunisolide

Last Revision: October 31, 2018.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 3385-03-3

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although not measured, the amounts of inhaled corticosteroids absorbed into the maternal bloodstream and excreted into breastmilk are probably too small to affect a breastfed infant. Reviewers and an expert panel consider inhaled and oral corticosteroids acceptable to use during breastfeeding.[1][2][3]

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

None reported with any corticosteroid.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

(Inhaled) Beclomethasone

References

1.
Greenberger PA, Patterson R. The management of asthma during pregnancy and lactation. Clin Rev Allergy. 1987;5:317-24. [PubMed: 3319123]
2.
Ellsworth A. Pharmacotherapy of asthma while breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1994;10:39-41. [PubMed: 7619245]
3.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Asthma and Pregnancy Working Group. NAEPP expert panel report. Managing asthma during pregnancy: recommendations for pharmacologic treatment-2004 update. 2004;1-57. http://www​.nhlbi.nih​.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/astpreg.htm. [PubMed: 15637545]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Flunisolide

CAS Registry Number

3385-03-3

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Anti-Allergic Agents
  • Anti-Asthmatic Agents
  • Corticosteroids, Inhaled
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents

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