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Can I Take Ativan 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Category B: There is no evidence(with no human studies) that it will cause any issues, but again, no human studies either with mom or baby. Animal studies do not show any problems. However, you should check with your OB to be sure as different health issues within pregnancy could change the clinical picture. Once you speak to your physician, then it is just a personal choice from there. Best of luck! ...Read more
Not a good idea: Lots of medicine that you ingest get into breast milk. It might be wise to call the physician who prescribed them and have him/her advise you how to taper off these medication if he/she thinks it wise. ...Read more
Yes: Caution should be taken if breastfeeding while on this med. Both primadone and a metabolite Phenobarbital will pass to baby and can produce sedation in the neonatal period. Relative transfer <9% of mothers dose, with serum levels from trace to <1/2 therapuetic for both. Harriet lane c2-caution, hale L3 moderately safe. See medications and mothers milk 14ed. Hale, 2010. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: these are multi ingredient drugs. The Tylenol (acetaminophen) in them is safe. The cough suppressant has never been studied in breastfeeding and should not be considered safe. The decongestant in there does not enter breastmilk very much and might be safe, but could decrease your milk supply. Also, Nyquil has a decent amount of alcohol, which may or may not be safe. Overall, I would stay away from them. ...Read more
Carefully: Ativan (lorazepam) is a valium derivative that is used for anxiety, tension, and for seizures. The side effect is sleepiness. Low doses are usually well tolerated and will relax you and allow usual function. Higher doses will put you to sleep. Understand why you are using it. Balance the benefit to the side effects. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conditional Safety : Flagyl has "conditional" safety during lactation. Meaning safety may depend on the patient, meaning their comorbities, pre-existing diseases, and also upon dose that you are taking. You did not mention why you are on flagyl, as there may be other antibiotics available for you. Talk to your doc to see which antibiotic is safest during breast-feeding. ...Read more
Speak with your doc: If you have the flu you are contagious and infected. Breastfeeding when ill is difficult and should be discussed with your doctor. It is dangerous to expose an infant to the flu and you should speak with your doctor about appropriate prescription medication and using formula to protect your baby. Feel well soon and I hope your baby stays well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complicated issue: Despite the importance of breastfeeding for babies & moms, meds in milk is an issue. Several studies now have suggested that Prozac specifically may be more present in breast milk than other antidepressants, maybe because of long half-life. Zoloft or Lexapro (escitalopram) are likely safer: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22283766 you need your treatment, but this is a talk between you & your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to psychiatrist: Trazodone is essentially an antidepressant with strong side effect of sedation and is currently used as a sleeping aid. It is a category c drug and is not recommended during pregnancy. But this is a discussion best had with a psychiatrist who knows you as some times benefits out weigh the risks hence treatment is individualized in pregnancy. ...Read more
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