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Can I Take Imodium While Breastfeeding
That depends...: If you are considering immodium as treatment for a diarrheal illness. I would advise against its use, but that said it is safe. If you are taking the immodium because of dietary indescretion (ice cream if you are lactose intolerant) then think about the consequences of eating what you shouldn't before consumption. Immodium can mask symptoms of a more serious illness - crohn's, ibd, or parasites. ...Read more
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
Yes for a short time: Some small amounts of loperamide (imodium) may appear in breast milk. This is unlikely to adversely affect the baby particularly if used for a short time (at most 2 days).Keep to max dose of 4 tablets in 24 hrs (generally adult max is 8 tabs/24hrs). Drowsiness, constipation can occur. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. See your doctor if diarrhea persist for more than 2 days. Take care. ...Read more
Let me advise you:
Perccet compose of two medications.
Oxycodone&acetaminophen however, the oxycodone component is a narcotic and could cause significant problems in a nursing infant.
If you have to take it is a good idea to watch for any changes in your baby, such as breathing problems, excessive sleeping, or feeding problems.
The manufacturer does not recommend that women use this medication while breastfeed. ...Read more
Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information. If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale, 15 ed, 2012. ...Read more
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
Not known for sure: Because l-carnosine products are not medications approved by the fda, l-carnosine products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an l-carnosine user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can call or visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more
I consider it safe: As a dietary supplement there is no specific reason this would be a problem for breastfeeding moms. The product is broken down to protein and used as the body chooses. The milk is made by assembling many proteins ant these would not interfere with the milk production. They might be diverted into the milk rather than you, but in a good way. ...Read more
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
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
Vicodin in milk: Vicodin is secreted in breast milk. It contains Acetaminophen (tylenol) and hydrocodone. When breast feeding you should limit your dose to 30 mg a day or less and observe baby for signs of sedation. Some moms are fast metabolizers of vicodin and can secrete higher amounts than normal. There are some physicians that recommend not taking it to avoid risks to the baby. Talk to you obstetrician. ...Read more
Asthma/breastfeeding: Most asthma medications are considered safe in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Inhaled steroids and bronchodilators do not reach significant levels in serum or breast milk and are of no concern for the breastfeeding mother.. Oral steroids such as Prednisone penetrate into the breast milk poorly and are safe for short-term use. Singulair (montelukast) can be used down to age 6 mos, so should be safe. ...Read more
Caution!: While most beta blockers are ok during pregnancy (fda category b, studied in animal reproduction trials but not human, and no signs of adverse events), Pindolol lists a "caution if breast feeding" on the label. This is due to the medication being transferred in breast milk to the baby, causing slow heart rates, low BP or aggravating asthma. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more
No: A breastfeeding woman usually should not take Pimozide unless her doctors have looked at her medical and psychiatric situation, and they have decided that the benefits of her taking the Pimozide outweigh the risks of her living without Pimozide and trying to care for the baby. So, the usual answer is "no" to taking Pimozide while breastfeeding, but there cases where the answer would be "yes". ...Read more
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