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

Bentazepam

July 31, 2014 (Low Risk)

Liver toxicity among treated patients has been described.

No data on breastfeeding mothers is available. Better option would be to use anxiolytic drugs known to be safer.

Eventual and low dose use of benzodiacepines are compatible with breastfeeding.

Use the short-acting benzodiazepine and minimal effective dose as possible mostly in the neonatal period.

Follow-up for sedation and feeding ability of the infant.

Bed-sharing is not recommended for mothers who are taking this medication.

Alternatives

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.

Drug trade names

References

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