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can you take theraflu while breastfeeding

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Theraflu is not recommended to be taken during pregnancy. It is a category c drug which means that there is no direct data linking it to problems in ... 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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Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Caution advised: There is inadequate information in the literature to assess risk. Safety unknown. Caution advised. Suggest not breastfeeding while on Tamiflu (oseltam ... Read More
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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes you can: Multi System Theraflu contains Acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine. In regards to just breastfeeding these drugs are fine. But I woul ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid using Theraflu: Theraflu contains phenylephrine and chlorpheniramine that may interfere with breast milk supply. Avoid using other antihistamines and decongestants ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
No data: On safety and efficacy. Flu is a generic diagnosis. Besides vaccines for flu there is no know Rx for prevention.
A female asked:
Dr. Wai Lau
Dr. Wai Lau answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
Ok but short course: Assuming the medication is Theraflu flu & sore throat. It contains 3 ingredients- acetaminophen, phenylephrine and pheniramine. Acetaminophen is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Probably: ok while breastfeeding
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Some of the....: .....Ingredients in theraflu come through in breast milk. As with all drugs taken while breast feeding, only use them if you absolutely need them. T ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
22 years experience Pediatrics
Percocet: The literature says probably safe as there is limited information.

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