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Edrophonium

Last Revision: December 3, 2018.

CASRN: 312-48-1

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of edrophonium during breastfeeding. However, because of its short half-life and quaternary ammonium structure, it is unlikely to be excreted into breastmilk or orally absorbed by the infant. Administering the drug just after breastfeeding and waiting 2 to 3 hours before breastfeeding again should avoid any adverse reactions in the 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.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Edrophonium

CAS Registry Number

312-48-1

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Cholinesterase Inhibitors
  • Diagnostic Agents
  • Parasympathomimetics

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