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Etidronate

Last Revision: December 3, 2018.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 2809-21-4

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because no information is available on the use of etidronate during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. However, absorption of etidronate by a breastfed infant is unlikely.

Drug Levels

Etidronate is poorly absorbed orally (average in adults 3% on an empty stomach, less with food), so absorption of etidronate by a breastfed infant is unlikely.

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

Pamidronate

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Etidronate

CAS Registry Number

2809-21-4

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Bone Density Conservation Agents
  • Diphosphonates

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