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


October 15, 2014 (Low Risk)

Histamine analogue drug which is used for treatment of Meniere's vertigo

At latest update, relevant information on excretion into breast milk was not found.

Because of pharmacokinetic data it is likely excretion into breast milk though from low plasma levels, usually below the detection threshold (100 pg/mL)

Side-effects likely would be mild: nausea, dyspepsia, head ache.

Consider other better known options, otherwise follow-up the child for symptoms like nausea, crying and fussiness.


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.


  • ベタヒスチン
  • بيتاهيستين
  • Βηταϊστίνη
  • Бетагистин
  • 倍他司汀


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