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Amiodarone and breast feeding
  1. C M Hall1,
  2. K P B McCormick2
  1. 1Pharmacy Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK;
  2. 2Neonatal Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary

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    An infant was born at 33+2 weeks gestation by caesarean section after an in utero diagnosis of fetal ascites and tachycardia. The mother had received treatment during pregnancy with flecainide, amiodarone, and propranolol. The amiodarone was prescribed initially at 200 mg three times a day and was reduced to twice a day after 11 days.

    The mother was keen to breast feed the baby. …

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