A 32-year-old female asked:
is it safe to take buscopan while breastfeading?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Louis Terreblanche Muller answered
Breastfeeding: Hi there. Like all medication, the mentioned one is not recommended for use in pregnancy/breastfeeding, as safety has not been established. The gold standard is to outweigh the risk-benefit for mother and baby regarding the mother taking the medication or not. If the mother needs to take a certain type of mediation for a short period, it might be beneficial to stop breastfeeding for a short while.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Nicole Touchet answered
29 years experience Family Medicine
Buscopan and nursing: In general, it's better to limit medicine while breastfeeding. Some studies show no excretion of buscopan in the milk of nursing mothers, so if this is a medicine that is needed for the mom, breastfeeding should continue, and certainly human breast milk is healthiest for babies (and good for their moms and the environment!). Feel better soon!
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
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