European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 123–124 | Cite as

Amphetamine secretion in breast milk

  • E. Steiner
  • T. Villén
  • M. Hallberg
  • A. Rane
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The excretion of amphetamine in human breast milk was studied in a nursing mother with narcolepsy, who was treated with 20 mg daily of a racemic preparation of amphetamine. The concentration of amphetamine was 3 and 7 times higher in breast milk than in maternal plasma on the 10th and 42nd days after delivery. Small amounts of amphetamine were found in urine samples from the infant.

Key words

amphetamine lactation excretion in milk plasma level narcolepsy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Steiner
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Villén
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Hallberg
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Rane
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PharmacologyHuddinge University HospitalSweden
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsAcademic HospitalUppsalaSweden

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