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    I was wondering if it is safe to continue breastfeeding my 12 week old if I am taking Albenza for a pinworm infection. If not, what would be a good alternative? Thank you!

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    C2M2EA,

    Albenza is rated an L2-limited data probably compatible. The amount that transfers into breast milk is only 0.08-0.82% of your dose. Milk levels are unlikely to be clinically relevant. Commonly used in infants and children.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center

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    • #3
      Great, thanks. What about Mebendazole? My doctor prescribed me that after I thought she would give me Albenza.

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      • #4
        C2m2ea:

        Mebendazole is poorly absorbed orally. In one patient who received 100 mg twice daily for three days, milk production was drastically reduced.[1] However in another report of four postpartum breastfeeding mothers who received 100 mg twice daily for 3 days, milk levels of mebendazole were undetectable in one patient sample. No change in milk production was noted in the latter study.[2] Considering the poor oral absorption and high protein binding, it is unlikely that mebendazole would be transmitted to the infant in clinically relevant concentrations.


        Tom Hale Ph.d.

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