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Is it ok to take migraine medication while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take migraine medication while breastfeeding?

Yes: Some medications are very safe (eg ibuprofen), others have risks and benefits that need to be weighed. Talk with the physician who prescribed the medication about safety issues with nursing. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Is it safe to take medication for migraine while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medication for migraine while pregnant?

Depends: Many of the narcotic-based pain medications are relatively safe (e.g. Fda category b/c). Many of the anti-migraine meds (e.g. Triptans/imitrex) are in the same category as well. Most of the prophylactic (e.g. Taking something for prevention) medications (e.g. Beta blockers) are pretty safe. As always, consult with your provider before taking anything. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

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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Is it ok to take phenoxybenzamine while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take phenoxybenzamine while breastfeeding?

No: There are no controlled studies in breastfeeding mother yet, however, the potential risk of side effects to a breastfed infant is there. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pindolol while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take pindolol while breastfeeding?

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

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Is it ok to take ibuprofen while taking flu medication?

Is it ok to take ibuprofen while taking flu medication?

Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...Read more

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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 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 absolutely 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 medication for diarrhea while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medication for diarrhea while pregnant?

Depends on medicine: Need to check with obstetrician about any medicine you need to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medication for allergies while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medication for allergies while pregnant?

Yes: Speak with your physician first and clarify the medications that you must take. There are allergy medications that are class b in pregnancy and as best we can tell are safe to use in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeed while taking trileptal?

Is it safe to breastfeed while taking trileptal?

Not best idea: Oxcarbezine is an older anti-seizure medication which has many adverse effects, and likely does get into breast milk in substantial amounts. Can affect sodium levels, and cause liver abnormalities. Would suggest discussion with your obstetrician and pediatrician, and figure out the best course. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cold medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take cold medications while pregnant?

Mostly Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus, Sudafed, Robitussin, ZiCam, and Mucinex are all generally safe in pregnancy. Very important to avoid aspirin and ibuprofen (Motrin) based drugs including Alka-seltzer. Colds do not require antibiotics unless a secondary infection develops such as a sinus infection, bronchitis, or pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Risk/benefit: Generally try to avoid in the 1st trimester, though the risk of cleft palate and lip may be less than once thought. Safe in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, with high doses maybe some risk of decreased muscle tone/slowed breathing (rare). There is a risk of preterm labor and low birthweight infants, as well as pre-eclampsia in anxiety disorders. Please see mass general's women's mental health page! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aggrenox while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take aggrenox while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Aggrenox SHOULD: Be avoided during pregnancy or nursing.It is a category d meaning it is known to harm an unborn baby -it may affect an unborn baby's brain, reduce birthweight and other dangerous effects on an unborn baby. It passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prednisone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prednisone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: If you have a condition that your doctor thinks Prednisone is necessary to treat, it is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Dilantin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Dilantin while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: But it depends. It may be safer to stay on it than stop if that is the best drug to control seizures. It is a class d drug, meaning there is evidence of fetal risk, but the need to adequately control seizures may outweigh this risk. Discuss this with your doctor. It is considered compatible with breastfeeding by the american academy of pediatrics. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cold medicine while breastfeeding?

Meds & Nursing: Decongestants, expectorants, & Acetaminophen are fine. Avoid all antihistamines (except loratidine) or they may dry up your milk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

No: Simvistatin, the generic name for zocor, (simvastatin) is one of a class of drugs called "statins" which are used to lower cholesterol, and, specifically, ldl. It is strongly recommended to stop using this class of medication during pregnancy and nursing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take allergy medication while pregnant?

Is it safe to take allergy medication while pregnant?

Generally: Most allergy and asthma medications are safe in pregnancy, but you need to consider both adverse effects on the fetus and risks to you of not taking your meds. Women should always discuss the use of meds in pregnancy with their physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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