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can i take ativan while breastfeeding

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Moderately safe: Lorazepam has been looked at in a few studies and appears to cross into the breast milk in insignificant quantity.(2.9% of maternal dose) there are ca ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Safe at regular dose: This medication is considered safe at regular dose levels although some caution to monitor baby for sedation. It appears little if any med appears in ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it should be : Lorazepam has low levels in breastmilk, a short half-life relative to many other benzodiazepines, and is safely administered directly to infants. Evid ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: You can try melatonin in small doses.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not ideal: Taking vicodin during breast feeding may pass to the breast milk and affect your baby. Best to avoid medications whenever possible.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Category B: There is no evidence(with no human studies) that it will cause any issues, but again, no human studies either with mom or baby. Animal studies do not ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Oxycodone: Oxycodone is expressed in breastmilk and can make your infant lethargic. If you need pain control consult your doctor for a possible substitute drug.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: Lots of medicine that you ingest get into breast milk. It might be wise to call the physician who prescribed them and have him/her advise you how to t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
NyQuil : One of the ingredients is possibly unsafe on breast feeding so I wouldn't
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Primidone has been found to cause malformations in the fetus. The situation must be evaluated on a case to case basis as the health of the mother is ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
22 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: these are multi ingredient drugs. The Tylenol (acetaminophen) in them is safe. The cough suppressant has never been studied in breastfeeding and shoul ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It has not been studied adequately. It is listed as "safety unknown; caution advised".
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Citalopram: Paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft are listed safe. All other ssris, there is not enough evidence to say so. One would think if two ssris are safe, the res ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: Yes and tylenol (acetaminophen) too, if you need it.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Following dosing and timing guidelines of course.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Carefully: Ativan (lorazepam) is a valium derivative that is used for anxiety, tension, and for seizures. The side effect is sleepiness. Low doses are usually ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Ask the baby: In all seriousness should not be an issue for you or baby.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Conditional Safety : Flagyl has "conditional" safety during lactation. Meaning safety may depend on the patient, meaning their comorbities, pre-existing diseases, and also ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Speak with your doc: If you have the flu you are contagious and infected. Breastfeeding when ill is difficult and should be discussed with your doctor. It is dangerous t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I believe so: Zithromax passes through breast milk in humans. This medication is generally considered acceptable for use during breastfeeding in most situations. No ... Read More
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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Like many drugs, Prozac (fluoxetine) appears in breast milk in low concentrations. Its effect on the nursing infant is unknown, but the american acade ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, most of the common heartburn meds are safe with breastfeeding. Use the lowest dose possible, of course, but really pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to psychiatrist: Trazodone is essentially an antidepressant with strong side effect of sedation and is currently used as a sleeping aid. It is a category c drug and is ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No information: Lipozene is not an fda-approved drug so there are no published studies regarding safety during pregnancy or breast-feeding. The company can say whatev ... Read More
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