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Yeast infection on Augmentin while breastfeeding. Safe to take fluconazole with 1d left of antibx? Or Monistat -1,3 or 7? Taking dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) probiotic

Yeast infection on Augmentin while breastfeeding. Safe to take fluconazole with 1d left of antibx? Or Monistat -1,3 or 7? Taking dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) probiotic

Safe: Fluconozole is generally considered safe to use during breastfeeding. I would ask your OB/GYN or Family Doctor to make sure they agree with that before taking the medication (did the prescribing doctor realize you were breastfeeding?). Monistat is also safe. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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My Ob gave me neo penotran for 5 days she knows that im breastfeeding. Is it safe to take while breastfeeding? What are the risk to my baby?

My Ob gave me neo penotran for 5 days she knows that im breastfeeding. Is it safe to take while breastfeeding? What are the risk to my baby?

Safe: Neo penotran contains two medications: metronidazole and miconazole. Metronidazole and fluconazole (a medication similar to miconazole) can both be given orally to infants, so the amount that would be absorbed vaginally and be excreted in breast milk would be negligible and safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?

Who knows?: The product doesn't list its ingredients other than a type of fiber. That should be a huge red flag to you. The company has also had a class action lawsuit filed against it for false claims, another red flag. Save your money. Diet and exercise are the way to go. ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?

Is Not Proven Safe: Post-preg hair loss is poorly understood, many note fuller hair while pregnant; possibly due to hormonal fluctuations. After delivery, not known if simply a return to pre-preg hair volume. Hair loss is affected by several factors; insufficient evidence that vitamins including Biotin (if not deficient, also very rare) can restore hair. No breastfeeding studies done; safety unknown so avoid taking. ...Read more

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I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

I'm 64 days post-partum and breastfeeding. Is it safe to take evening primrose oil supplement?

Yes: As far as anyone knows evening primrose oil is perfectly safe to take while breastfeeding.
See http://www.Livestrong. Com/article/461841-can-i-take-evening-primrose-while-breastfeeding/ for more information.
Congratulations! ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

Fish oil ok; ? Vit E: Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. ...Read more

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What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are safe: To start, nasal saline or netti pot. Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine. ...Read more

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Is zytrec safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is zytrec safe to take while breastfeeding?

Before bedtime: Yes, but take it at night before bedtime in case it makes you drowsy during the day. ...Read more

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Is cyclogest safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is cyclogest safe to take while breastfeeding?

NO!: The package insert for this medication specifically indicates "THIS MEDICATION SHOULD NOT BE USED DURING BREAST FEEDING." ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

FDA web stated:: "Limited information indicates that maternal pantoprazole doses of 40 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants".

It means: shouldn't hurt. ...Read more

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Is biotin and mcg safe to take when breastfeeding?

Yes: Biotin is safe. By 'mcg' maybe you are referring to microgram? That's a unit of measurement, not an ingredient. If there was another ingredient you had a question about, consider resubmitting the question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take macca powder while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take macca powder while breastfeeding?

Macra powder: Macra powder is derived from the root of a plant. It has lots of vitamins and other nutritional values. It is safe to use while breastfeeding, but check with your OB to see if there would be too much vitamin content if you are taking a prenatal vitamin as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take "it work greens " while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take "it work greens " while breastfeeding?

"Natural": Pregnant and nursing patients should be advised to avoid herbal therapies or supplements. They have the potential for both benefit and harm. Uncertainty in quality and the relatively few well-designed studies make it difficult for physicians to proactively recommend herbal therapies for most patients. ...Read more

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What cold medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding?

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. ...Read more

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Is bentonite clay safe to take internally while breastfeeding?

Is bentonite clay safe to take internally while breastfeeding?

No specific data: I find no specific data for this absorbent material, rarely used medically as a bulk laxative but best known as kitty litter or to plug leaks in ponds. Since it remains within the digestive tract I can see no reason it would get into breast milk. ...Read more

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Hi there i got told by a health profesion worker that green coffee complex was safe to take while breastfeeding?

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i got told by a health profesion worker that green coffee complex was safe to take while breastfeeding?

Reasonable: Whatever you consume crosses to the baby in various amounts, usually less than 5%. Caffiene or other xanthienes are no exception. Other chemicals good and bad are no exception. Artificial sweeteners are a good example. Because something hasn't been proven bad doesn't mean it's good. Some things, like green tea is better/safer, but good? No one can say. ...Read more

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Is sensa safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is sensa safe to take while breastfeeding?

Not known: I doubt if any studies existed on this matter. I wouldn't waste my money on it. Eat healthy, it's more important for your child. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Bcaa's while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Bcaa's while breastfeeding?

Unknown: Branched chain amino acid supplements have not been studied in breastfeeding women to scientifically be able to state that their use is safe. The benefits of BRCAA supplement are not well proven either. ...Read more

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Is methylprednisolone safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is methylprednisolone safe to take while breastfeeding?

No: Here is the reference:Ref:Rxlist.com
Methylprednisolone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Why do you have this med? Seek alternative from your physician ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Valium while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Valium while breastfeeding?

Can affect baby: Most medications have the ability to be passed via breastmilk and you should really think about this and only take meds that are necessary. If you feel that you must take this med regularly you should contemplate stopping breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Theraflu while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Theraflu while breastfeeding?

Avoid using Theraflu: Theraflu contains phenylephrine and chlorpheniramine that may interfere with breast milk supply. Avoid using other antihistamines and decongestants such as pseudoephrine that may also interfere with breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazepam while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while breastfeeding?

Not for the baby : Lorazepam is secreted in breast milk and therefore will affect your baby. May result in difficulty with breathing, slow heart rate and drowsiness in your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take collagen during breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take collagen during breastfeeding?

No problem : Collagen is basically protein & more or less just eating a different protein source like fish or tofu. ...Read more

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