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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) while breastfeeding?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) while breastfeeding?

Moderately safe: Lorazepam has been looked at in a few studies and appears to cross into the breast milk in insignificant quantity.(2.9% of maternal dose) there are cautions to observe for infant sedation but it is unllikely. See medications and mothers'milk, hale, 14ed.2010. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) while breastfeeding?

Other option better: There are other medications that are shorter-acting that would be safer. Xanax (alprazolam) can cause babies to be too sleepy or irritable. They can also suffer withdrawal symptoms if the mother has been on it (exposing them) and it is discontinued. ...Read more

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How will xanax (alprazolam) effect newborn baby being breastfed?

How will xanax (alprazolam) effect newborn baby being breastfed?

Yes.: Infants receive 3% of maternal dose and have been noted to have discontinuation syndromes. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil safe?

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Depends on dose: Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil are sedating. Some folks are more sensitive than others. Dosing is also important. Mixing sedating medications can be difficult because they can have more than additive effects. Be careful. ...Read more

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Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

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Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not advised, due to zoloft (sertraline) being transmitted in breast milk, hence possible side-effects to baby. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) and xl-3 drug interactions okay?

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Xanax (alprazolam): xl-3 cold & cough medicine added to Xanax (alprazolam) can cause more sedation. Please consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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Suboxone and klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy okay?

Suboxone and klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy okay?

No: Benzodiazepines and suboxone have been known to cause death, when taken together. I would not take them together even if i were not pregnant. Benzodiazepines during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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Can taking ativan (lorazepam) harm my unborn baby?

Can taking ativan (lorazepam) harm my unborn baby?

Ativan (lorazepam): Benzodiazepines are classified as Category D pregnancy medications, which means there have been risks but the benefits may outweigh the risks. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is taking bupropion and alprazolam safe?

Medication effects: Your Health is Precious! Excessive use of Alprazolam or abrupt discontinuation following long-term use, may occasionally trigger seizures in patients taking Bupropion. Reflect: •Need for Bupropion and Alprazolam •Stressors in life causing Anxiety and Depression •Use of Alcohol •To see Psychiatrist for medication side effects and interaction; Therapy for stresses in life and for coping skilsl ...Read more

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Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

No, should be OK: These medications may be used together and should not cause any significant interactions. There is a slight chance of a small increase in the blood level of metoprolol caused by the lexapro, (escitalopram) but it is unlikely that this would be significant. ...Read more

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Theanine safe while breastfeeding?

Theanine safe while breastfeeding?

Safer Not to: Although there is no research or data on this subject and because we do not know, it is considered safer not to take theanine while breast feeding.When doubt exists, babiy's safety says take no extra chances. ...Read more

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Taking mefenamic is it safe for breastfeeding mom?

Taking mefenamic is it safe for breastfeeding mom?

Breastfeeding: It is best to avoid all unnecessary medications while breastfeeding like during pregnancy. Some mefenamic acid does appear in breast milk. Pregnancy category C means either animal studies have shown toxicity or enough studies have not been done to determine safety. Best not to take the medication while breastfeeding. I am glad breastfeeding which is best for the babies health is happening. ...Read more

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Is nyquil safe while breastfeeding?

Is nyquil safe while breastfeeding?

Safe: But you always want to minimize baby's exposure to drugs. Take cautiously as needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) is virtually undetectable in breast milk. So essentially your infant will not "see" zoloft (sertraline). Other studies looking at this showed that there were no adverse effects in the infant who were exposed to zoloft (sertraline) during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Sudafed while breastfeeding?

Sudafed while breastfeeding?

I wouldn't: The american academy of pediatrics says that sudafed is compatible with breast feeding. However, it's known to enter the milk; i advise against using any medicine that enters the milk unless you really have to, and i don't know of any situation where you really have to use sudafed. ...Read more

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Can i take 1mg ativan (lorazepam) bid while breastfeeding?

Can i take 1mg ativan (lorazepam) bid while breastfeeding?

Safe at regular dose: This medication is considered safe at regular dose levels although some caution to monitor baby for sedation. It appears little if any med appears in the bm. ...Read more

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Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana while breast feedong safe?

Is smoking marijuana while breast feedong safe?

Not at all: The drug will pass to baby in the BM.The baby will also be exposed to the risks of smoking whether you do it in front of baby or not.These include higher risk of respiratory disease, crib death and others.In my state when the kid tested positive you would go to jail for child endangerment and the kid would go to foster care. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more