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Is it safe to take Nexium (esomeprazole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Nexium (esomeprazole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is prescription drug for reflux known as a ppi (proton-pump inhibitor), which inhibits the acid pumps in your stomach from pumping away...Which is a good thing if you're 8 months pregnant after a double-cheese pizza! But over-the-counter ppis are also considered safe in pregnancy and nursing, like Omeprazole (prilosec) and Lansoprazole (prevacid). ...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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What are Nexium (esomeprazole) effects on a breastfeeding infant?

What are Nexium (esomeprazole) effects on a breastfeeding infant?

See below: There are no data on the excretion of Nexium into human milk. There is a potential for tumorigenicity with "omeprazole" -prilosec-administration has been seen in rat carcinogenicity studies. Because esomeprazole is the s-isomer of Omeprazole which is excreted into human milk, & because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue. ...Read more

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Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Theraflu and breastfeeding safe?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Theanine safe while breastfeeding?

Theanine safe while breastfeeding?

Safer Not to: Although there is no research or data on this subject and because we do not know, it is considered safer not to take theanine while breast feeding. When doubt exists, babiy's safety says take no extra chances. ...Read more

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Is nyquil safe while breastfeeding?

Is nyquil safe while breastfeeding?

Safe: But you always want to minimize baby's exposure to drugs. Take cautiously as needed. ...Read more

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? Is inositol safe while breastfeeding

? Is inositol safe while breastfeeding

Not studied: It has not been sufficiently studied, so I would be safe and avoid it (unless your physician recommended you take it) ...Read more

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What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are safe: To start, nasal saline or netti pot. Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine. ...Read more

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Is collagen safe for breastfeeding moms?

Is collagen safe for breastfeeding moms?

Collagen...: ...Is a significant ingredient in all types of meat, and the primary protein in jello. All of these are safe to eat in pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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Is sensa safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is sensa safe to take while breastfeeding?

Not known: I doubt if any studies existed on this matter. I wouldn't waste my money on it. Eat healthy, it's more important for your child. ...Read more

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Is robax platinum safe while breastfeeding?

Is robax platinum safe while breastfeeding?

Likely safe: The Methocarbamol portion of this med has few studies but is considered probably safe in breast feeding. Observation for mild sedation is listed as a side effect. The Ibuprofen is well known as very safe during breast feeding. See hall t "medications and mothers milk" 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Claritin (loratadine) safe for breastfeeding?

Yes: Feel free to treat your allergies while breastfeeding. These is no problem with Claritin (loratadine) and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is monster safe to drink while breastfeeding?

Is monster safe to drink while breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding mothers can eat all things in moderation, but 'monster drinks' are not appropriate. They have way too much caffeine, and some contain additional products that may stimulate not only you, but baby too. ...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