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Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed®) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; 2006-.

  • This publication is provided for historical reference only and the information may be out of date.

This publication is provided for historical reference only and the information may be out of date.

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Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed®) [Internet].

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LactMed App

Last Revision: December 16, 2019.


The LactMed apps for Android and iOS devices will be retired. Current users of the LactMed apps are encouraged to continue accessing LactMed via Bookshelf. Alternatively, the dataset can be downloaded from NLM's Data Distribution site and through the NLM Open Access subset.

Need to know more about drugs/supplements and breastfeeding? LactMed can help. Find information about maternal and infant drug levels, possible effects on lactation and on breastfed infants, and alternative drugs to consider. Please note that the app is updated less frequently than the on-line records, so the most up-to-date information is found on-line.

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LactMed App for iPhone/iPod Touch

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  • Free App at the Apple App Store
  • System requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 or higher

LactMed App for Android Devices

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  • Free App at the Android Market
  • System requirements: Android 2.1 or higher

Disclaimer: Information presented in this database is not meant as a substitute for professional judgment. You should consult your healthcare provider for breastfeeding advice related to your particular situation. The U.S. government does not warrant or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this Site.

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Attribution Statement: LactMed is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Bookshelf ID: NBK547435