Can I take Zoledronic Acid while breastfeeding?

Because no information is available on the use of zoledronic acid during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. However, absorption of zoledronic acid by a breastfed infant is unlikely.

Drug levels

Zoledronic acid has a serum half-life of about 1.7 hours and is poorly absorbed orally, so absorption of zoledronic acid by a breastfed infant is unlikely.

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in breastfed infants

Zoledronic acid has a serum half-life of about 1.7 hours and is poorly absorbed orally, so absorption of zoledronic acid by a breastfed infant is unlikely.

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible effects on lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate drugs to consider

Pamidronate

References

Last Revision Date

20150310

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Source: LactMed – National Library of Medicine (NLM)

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