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Amphotericin B

Last Revision: March 17, 2021.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 1397-89-3

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Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although no information exists on the milk excretion of amphotericin B, it is highly protein bound, has a large molecular weight, is virtually unabsorbed orally and has been use directly in the mouths of infants;[1] therefore, most reviewers consider it acceptable to use in nursing mothers.[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

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

(Systemic) Fluconazole; (Topical) Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Nystatin

References

1.
Hoppe JE. Treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis and candidal diaper dermatitis in neonates and infants: Review and reappraisal. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1997;16:885–94. [PubMed: 9306485]
2.
Mactal-Haaf C, Hoffman M, Kuchta A. Use of anti-infective agents during lactation, Part 3: Antivirals, antifungals, and urinary antiseptics. J Hum Lact. 2001;17:160–6. [PubMed: 11847833]
3.
Ilett KF, Kristensen JH. Drug use and breastfeeding. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2005;4:745–68. [PubMed: 16011452]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Amphotericin B

CAS Registry Number

1397-89-3

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Antifungal Agents

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