Serum bupropion levels in 2 breastfeeding mother-infant pairs

Susan W. Baab*, Kathleen S. Peindl, Catherine M. Piontek, Katherine L. Wisner

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Abstract

Background: These are the first reported data on bupropion and hydroxybupropion levels in infants whose treated mothers were breastfeeding. The information will assist physicians and parents in the risk-benefit decision-making process for bupropion treatment during breastfeeding. Method: Serum samples were obtained by venipuncture from 2 mother-infant pairs. The serum was assayed for levels of bupropion and its most active metabolite, hydroxybupropion. Results: Neither infant had quantifiable serum levels of bupropion or its metabolite at steady state. Neither infant had medical problems during the time of maternal therapy. Conclusion: We recommend obtaining and publishing additional serum level findings for breastfeeding mother-infant pairs since data for bupropion are favorable but limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)910-911
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume63
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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