A 21-year-old female asked:
can i take night time theraflu while breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Grindstaff answered
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Probably: ok while breastfeeding
Answered on Aug 8, 2017
Dr. Melissa Gowans answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
Breast feeding &meds: Theraflu contains three active ingredients: acetaminophen which is safe for breast-feeding moms, phenylephrine which is not believed to be harmful via breast milk to the baby BUT it may decrease milk production. Caution if your baby is a newborn or was premature. The third active ingredient pheniramine may also decrease milk production, but no harmful effects to the infant have been described.
Answered on Oct 9, 2017
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