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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can i take two tylenol (acetaminophen) 1's (8mg codeine) while breastfeeding? my upper & lower back is in pain and need relief asap

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Dr. Dana Hogan
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Lactating meds: A rule of thumb is 10% of medications pass to the baby. Codeine may cause extreme sleepiness in the baby. Try to use nsaid's every 6 hours, then Codeine for breakthrough pain, as needed, to wean your dependence upon codeine. Try arnica topically for pain relief.
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