Which agents used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be detected in breast milk?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Sulfasalazine metabolites can be detected in the breast milk. Low concentrations of mesalamine and higher concentrations of its metabolites can also be detected in breast milk, but the significance of this is unknown. In addition, corticosteroids can also be detected in breast milk.


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