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A 43-year-old member asked:

Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information.If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale, 15 ed, 2012.
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A 50-year-old member asked:

Could I take medicines if I am breastfeeding?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: Depends on what you are taking, but many medications are acceptable.
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Philippines
A 31-year-old female asked:

What are the medicines i can't take while i'm breastfeeding?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Too many to list: As a rule, anything i would give to baby as a medicine can be taken by mom during breastfeeding. However, there are a large number of medicines that should be avoided & you should check with babies healthcare provider before starting medications.
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Conyers, GA
A 27-year-old female asked:

I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pl avoid for now: " After you have your baby, you are probably anxious to return to your pre-baby weight and body. However, using weight loss supplements while breastfeeding is not only unnecessary, but they also can have a negative impact on your baby's health. It is much healthier for both you and your baby if you lose weight gradually and naturally."
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A member asked:

Is it ok to take pimecrolimus while breastfeeding?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Pimecrolimus is a non-steroid agent whose mechanism of action is unknow, other than it is known to bind certain cytokines in the skin. Its absorption through the skin is very low, and blood evels virtually zero. It is cleared for topical use in children. Therefore it should be ok to use in infants. However, there is no data to specifically approve it for infants as there are no studies.
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Arlington, TX
A 27-year-old female asked:

What cold medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Lewis
52 years experience
It depends: It depends on the cold medication and what is contained in it. The ingredients vary and it is best to speak to your obstetrician regarding the cold medication.
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