Is Aceclofenac compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Aceclofenac?


May 1, 2016 (Very Low Risk)

Antiinflammatory drug that is similar to diclofenac and used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and osteoartrirts.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

Its high plasma protein-binding capacity makes the passage into milk be unlikely.

Diclofenac which is part of the same family of antiinflammatory drugs is excreted in non-significant amount into breast milk.


Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.


  • Ακεκλοφενάκη (Greek)
  • أسيكلوفيناك (Arabic)
  • Ацеклофенак (Cyrillic)
  • 醋氯芬酸 (Chinese)
  • アセクロフェナク (Japanese)
  • C16H13Cl2NO4 (Molecular formula)


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