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Drs. Mary Hebert and Emily Fay recruiting for study on drug excretion in breast milk

September 19, 2023
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Study on drug excretion in breast milk is recruiting participants

 

Principal Investigator:
Mary F. Hebert, PharmD, FCCP
Departments of Pharmacy and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Co-Investigator:
Emily Fay, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

 

THIS RESEARCH STUDY AIMS TO INVESTIGATE HOW MEDICATIONS GET INTO BREAST MILK, BECAUSE THE MOVEMENT OF DRUGS INTO BREAST MILK IS NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD AND FOR MANY MEDICATIONS, WE DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH DRUG IS IN THE BREAST MILK.

 

WHAT IS THE STUDY?
This study is designed to understand how the body handles medications during lactation.

 

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE STUDY?
This study will help us predict drug movement into breast milk. 

 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
You might be eligible if you are:

  • A healthy pregnant individual
  • Not taking any medications
  • Planning to nurse your infant for at least 6 months after delivery

Please note:  We are recruiting pregnant participants, but the first study day is not until after delivery.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT?
If you agree to participate in the study, after delivery of your baby, you will have 3 study days:

  1. 3-5 weeks after delivery
  2. 3-4 months after delivery and
  3. 6-8 months after delivery

Each study day will last 12-13 hours.  During each study day, you will take a single dose of an over-the-counter heartburn medication (cimetidine 200 mg orally) and we will collect blood, urine and breast milk samples from you. 

 

WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION?
Compensation for the study if all study procedures are completed is $700.

 

WHO DO I CONTACT?
For more information and to see if you are eligible, please contact the Principal Investigator:

Mary Hebert, PharmD, FCCP
Email: mhebert@uw.edu
Phone: 206-697-2138

 

THIS STUDY IS SPONSORED BY:
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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