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Ropinirole

Last Revision: October 31, 2018.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 91374-21-9

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of ropinirole during breastfeeding, but it suppresses serum prolactin and may interfere with breastfeeding. An alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm 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 in nursing mothers was not found as of the revision date. Ropinirole lowers serum prolactin.[1] The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.

References

1.
Acton G, Broom C. A dose rising study of the safety and effects on serum prolactin of SK&F 101468, a novel dopamine d2-receptor agonist. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1989;28:435-41. [PMC free article: PMC1379994] [PubMed: 2574051]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Ropinirole

CAS Registry Number

91374-21-9

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Antiparkinson Agents
  • Dopamine Agonists

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