Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)

About LactMed

What is LactMed?

The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency.

Updates: LactMed is updated monthly.

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How do I obtain the full TOXNET dataset?

The following TOXNET datasets are available: ChemIDplus, CCRIS, GENE-TOX, HSDB, LactMed, and TOXLINE.

For further information visit the NLM Data Distribution Program from the National Library of Medicine.

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