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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. Gregory Moneta
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Which migraine medications are safe while breastfeeding?

Which migraine medications are safe while breastfeeding?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Certain medicines are safe for nursing and some are not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are safe medicines for nursing and effective for migraines. If you are on other medicines and want to know if they are safe, speak to your physician. Here's a website where you can access information about the safety of specific medicines: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read more

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I have the chills, migraine, sore throat, nausea and my body's aching. What could I take? Breastfeeding a 6 month old.

I have the chills, migraine, sore throat, nausea and my body's aching. What could I take? Breastfeeding a 6 month old.

Dr. can evaluate: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be used for influenza), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. A person might see a doctor if the sore throat is very painful or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat and influenza). Meanwhile, Motrin or Tylenol may help with symptoms. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding. Will medicine for migraine hurt my baby?

I am breastfeeding. Will medicine for migraine hurt my baby?

Yes: Almost all madication go through the milk to the baby, some could harmful to the baby. ...Read more

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Are there safe migraine prescriptions for breastfeeding moms?

Are there safe migraine prescriptions for breastfeeding moms?

Ask pediatrician: Ask your pediatrician for recommendations. This is controversial. ...Read more

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My wife took two exedrin migraine and continued breastfeeding. Is this something we should worry about?

My wife took two exedrin migraine and continued breastfeeding. Is this something we should worry about?

Avoid aspirin: Although it likely did no harm, I would not recommend breastfeeding when aspirin has been ingested. Aspirin and compounds like it (salicylates) should be avoided in children because of the risk of Reye Syndrome. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine safe? If not, how long will it stay in my breastmilk after taking?

Breastfeeding and Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine safe? If not, how long will it stay in my breastmilk after taking?

No info available: Sumatriptan (imitrex) is excreted into human breast milk. Caution is advised when considering the administration of sumatriptan to a nursing woman. The american academy of pediatrics has no position on the use of sumatriptan during breast-feeding. Infant exposure to sumatriptan can be minimized by avoiding breastfeeding for twelve hours after treatment with sumatriptan. (by the fda website). ...Read more

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I've just had a baby 2 month old not one migraine while pregnant, now they're back worse than ever, lasting days at a time.breastfeeding.what can i do?

I've just had a baby 2 month old not one migraine while pregnant, now they're back worse than ever, lasting days at a time.breastfeeding.what can i do?

See your physician: There are some preventative migraine medications that can be used safely while breastfeeding and you should seek evaluation and management from your OB or PCP. ...Read more

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