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Doctor insights on: Pain Medicine While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 use pain killers & nausea medication while breastfeeding?

Can I use pain killers & nausea medication while breastfeeding?

Usually no: because most of these drugs will be secreted in breast milk. Talk to your doctor about specific medications you're on and recommendations. ...Read more

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Can I take Azo for urinary pain relief while exclusively breast feeding?

Can I take Azo for urinary pain relief while exclusively breast feeding?

AZO for pain: Azo's product for urinary pain is pregnancy category b, but there are insufficient data/tests to determine its safety in breastfeeding. Your OB or pediatrician might have more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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How harmful is taking ibuprofen pain medication while drinking?

How harmful is taking ibuprofen pain medication while drinking?

Somewhat: Most drugs function best if not taken with alcohol as absorption rates are modified. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cold medicine while breastfeeding?

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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Can you take cold medicine while breast feeding?

Can you take cold medicine while breast feeding?

It depends on what: the medication is. Taking Robitusin of Mussinex should be fine. I would check with your doctor or your babies pediatrician for other medications. ...Read more

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Which anti-anxiety medicine is safe to take while breastfeeding? Any side effects?

Which anti-anxiety medicine is safe to take while breastfeeding? Any side effects?

I would suggest: Learning hypnosis or other relaxation techniques until you stop breast feeding. You can learn it in a session or two. You can bring the baby and speak with a psychologist to help reduce anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is one of safe ones to take. Additional ingestion of yogurt or probiotics will further reduce the duration of diarrrhea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink pain medicine after drinking allergy pills?

Is it safe to drink pain medicine after drinking allergy pills?

Generally yes: Claritin and Allegra are non-sedating and should not interact with pain medications. Zyrtec sometimes causes drowsiness, and it would be better to use an alternative. Steroidal nasal sprays (flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc.) would not be a problem. ...Read more

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Which post-surgery pain killers are safe to take while breastfeeding? How soon after surgery can breastfeeding resume?

Which post-surgery pain killers are safe to take while breastfeeding? How soon after surgery can breastfeeding resume?

Post-op pain meds: Any prescriptive pain meds can be transmitted to the infant, so it is best to avoid if possible. Over the counter pain meds are also subject to transmission via breast milk, but since they are non-narcotic, have much less effects. Breast feeding can resume 12-24 hurs after most surgery, depending on the severity and length of the procedure. If possible, avoiding prescription medications is best. ...Read more

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Could i take an anti nausea medicine while taking percocet?

Could i take an anti nausea medicine while taking percocet?

Narcotic nausea: Yes, this is not a problem. Some individuals find that narcotic medications cause nausea. Phenergan (promethazine) can be helpful. in preventing the nausea. In patients with a history of Parkinson's disease, use of Phenergan (promethazine) is not advisable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take allergy medicine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take allergy medicine while breastfeeding?

Not recommended: These medications are not recommended while breastfeeding as they can significantly decrease your breast milk supply. I would suggest nasal rinses and avoidance of allergens whenever possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink while taking lortab for pain?

Alcohol and pain med: You should never drink while taking any pain medication, increases the risk of stopping breathing. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and taking percocet, will I have feeding problems?

Breastfeeding and taking percocet, will I have feeding problems?

Not necessarily : This is considered a safe medication for lactation.It should not be a problem for mother or child. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding. Will taking medicine for migraines hurt my baby?

Depends on the meds: It totally depends on the medications you take to treat your migraines and the associated symptoms. Some may enter the breast milk, some may not. This would best be answered by consulting about your specific meds with your OB and your pediatric physician, maybe even your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more