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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can i take alka-seltzer while breastfeedin?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Ask the baby: In all seriousness should not be an issue for you or baby.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe,maybe not: There are at least a dozen products carrying this name and some contain antihistamines or phenylephrine that can decrease milk volume, or Aspirin that should not be consumed iy baby may get a viral illness while you are taking it. So some products without the ingredients noted are less worrisome than others. See:hale, t "medications and mothers milk", 2012 ed.
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A female asked:

Can I take oscilloccocinum and alka seltzer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
What R U treating?: Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic preparation claimed to be made from the (non-existent) "oscillococcus" bacterium, which is marketed to relieve influenza-like symptoms. It is actually derived from duck liver &heart, diluted to 200C—a ratio of one part duck offal to 10400 parts water. Alka-Seltzer is a combo of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, citric acid. Probably okay together, but what's your goal?
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