Entry of Prednisone into Human Milk

Fred H. Katz, Burris R. Duncan

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To the Editor: This letter is prompted by a recent inquiry from a colleague concerning the level of prednisone that might be expected to enter human milk in a breast-feeding woman who was being given a short course of that steroid for an intercurrent illness. We had had occasion in February, 1974, to make such a measurement in a similar patient given prednisone for recurrent iridocyclitis. Milk was obtained by breast pump 120 minutes after 10 mg of prednisone given by mouth; this interval was chosen because peak plasma steroid levels occur 120 minutes after prednisone administration.1 Steroids were extracted. No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1154
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 27 1975
Externally publishedYes

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