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Antiparasitic drugs and lactation: focus on anthelmintics, scabicides, and pediculicides.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14620457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infections involving helminths or parasitic worms affect more than 25% of the population worldwide. Because lactating women and their infants are often affected by the complications of these infections such as iron deficiency anemia and malnutrition, they benefit the most from drug therapy. However, scientific literature offers little information regarding transfer of anthelmintics in breast milk and its effects in lactating infants. Scabies and pediculosis, or lice, are common skin infections affecting school-aged children. Close contacts of infected children, which often include lactating mothers, need treatment with one of the several topical products available in the market. This article will review the physicochemical properties and use of anthelmintics, pediculicides, and scabicides while breastfeeding.
Isabel Porto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-17     Completed Date:  2004-01-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-5     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anthelmintics / adverse effects,  pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use
Antiparasitic Agents / adverse effects*,  pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use
Breast Feeding* / adverse effects
Helminthiasis / drug therapy
Infant, Newborn
Lactation / drug effects,  metabolism*
Lice Infestations / drug therapy
Milk, Human / chemistry,  drug effects*,  secretion
Scabies / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthelmintics; 0/Antiparasitic Agents

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