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Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

Yes: Common topical acne medicines are usually fine, but check with the prescribing physician for more-specific information about the specific medication you're taking. ...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


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Can I take prescription acne medication while pregnant?

Medication with preg: Some yes and some no. Benzoyl peroxide and Erythromycin are safe during pregnancy. Tetracycline derivatives and Accutane should never be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I take Proactiv while breastfeeding?

Can I take Proactiv while breastfeeding?

Yes: The use of proactiv is safe for breastfeeding women. Its active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, does not appear to concentrate in noticeable amounts in breast milk. You should be careful to wash your hands after you apply it to your skin and before you handle the baby. As you know your baby's skin is very sensitive, and these products can cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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Can I take medication for utis while breastfeeding?

Can I take medication for utis while breastfeeding?

Some are OK: Please check with your baby's pediatrician or a lactation expert. Penicillin and Amoxicillin are perfectly safe. Others fairly safe and some not safe at all. There are differences of opinion amongst medical profession so please accept advice from an experienced professional you can trust. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take allergy medications while breastfeeding?

Can I take allergy medications while breastfeeding?

Yes, no "D": Most medications are compatible with breastfeeding. We need to consider the effect on the baby, the effect on you and the effect on the milk supply. The antihistamines have long been considered compatible with breastfeeding. The only caveat is the effect on the milk supply. The "d" in some preparations (like zyrtec (cetirizine) d) is pseudoephedrine, which decreases milk supply. ...Read more

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What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

A Neti Pot: Current recommendations from several authorites discourage the routine use of antibiotics now in sinus infections. A neti pot (using sterile water and a salt soltuion) is a safe and helpful treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics while breastfeeding?

Can I take antibiotics while breastfeeding?

Yes: I recommend not taking Flagyl aka Metronidazole while breast feeding during the first 2 months of life. To learn more watch: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bpnylbjilsy. ...Read more

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Can I take retin-a while breastfeeding?

Can I take retin-a while breastfeeding?

Retin-A: Safety unknown with lactation: inadequate literature available to assess risk; caution advised. ...Read more

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Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

Can I take anti-inflammatory drugs while breastfeeding?

Yes but: Yes, but certain ones are safer than others. Ask your ob. Ibuprofen is the safest of the nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). ...Read more

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Can you take PID medication while breastfeeding?

Can you take PID medication while breastfeeding?

Depends: Most of the standard meds used for PID are safe during breastfeeding.Without the names of the meds you are using, it is hard to make a definitive statement. ...Read more

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Can I take primidone while breastfeeding?

Can I take primidone while breastfeeding?

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 more

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What medication can I take for hayfever, while breatfeeding?

What medication can I take for hayfever, while breatfeeding?

Antihistamine: In general, allegra, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and Claritin are considered "probably safe" to take during lactation. You should talk to your pediatrician to seek her or his opinion as well. The safest thing is to avoid all medications that could be transmitted to your child in breast milk. ...Read more

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Can I take Flagyl while breastfeeding?

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

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What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby. ...Read more

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Can i take oxycodone while breastfeeding?

Can i take oxycodone while breastfeeding?

Oxycodone: Oxycodone is expressed in breastmilk and can make your infant lethargic. If you need pain control consult your doctor for a possible substitute drug. ...Read more

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Can i take zithromax. While breastfeeding?

Can i take zithromax. While breastfeeding?

I believe so: Zithromax passes through breast milk in humans. This medication is generally considered acceptable for use during breastfeeding in most situations. Nonetheless, you should still check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy medication while breastfeeding?

Can you take allergy medication while breastfeeding?

Drying: Most allergy medications are compatible with breast feeding but may decrease lactation. ...Read more

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Can I take vicodin while breastfeeding?

Not ideal: Taking vicodin during breast feeding may pass to the breast milk and affect your baby. Best to avoid medications whenever possible. ...Read more

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Can i take appetite pill while breastfeeding?

Can i take appetite pill while breastfeeding?

Drugs & breastfeedin: Please be careful about taking any medications when breastfeeding as most of them are secreted into breast milk and can adversely affect your baby. Please consult your OB or the baby's pediatrician before you take that appetite pill to confirm its safety for the baby. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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