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Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

No: Unfortunately, there are no great studies demonstrating that this medicine is not passed in breast milk, but due to its potentially harmful interactions with fetuses, it's best to not use it while lactating. The official statement is to "either discontinue lactation, or discontinue the drug." formula or human banked breast milk would be best in this case. ...Read more

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Triglyceride (Definition)

Fats from animal products contain these molecules which are made of three fat chains attached to a molecule called glycerol. They circulate in the blood stream and are used as building blocks and repair materials by your cells. Too many of them can contribute to plaque build ...Read more


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What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

Interferon for MS?: It should be okay. No information is available regarding whether it can be passed onto an infant in mother's milk. No studies are available regarding harm in infants. Have your pediatrician monitor the progress during the health maintenance visits. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not a good idea: All interferons are considered to have potential for teratogenic risk, and should be discontinued prior to conception and pregnancy. Meds should be restarted after labor and delivery, but if breastfeeding, would not take Avonex (interferon beta 1a) at that time either. Copaxone far safer for pregnancy and works far better than avonex, (interferon beta 1a) which is clearly the least effective ms drug on the market. Consider a change. ...Read more

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Could breastfeeding be the reason why my triglycerides are below 40?

Could breastfeeding be the reason why my triglycerides are below 40?

Contributing factor?: Breastfeeding lowers a woman's cholesterol and triglycerides (tg), and there has been an association of breastfeeding lowering a woman's chance of developing coronary artery disease later in life (all good things). Your level of 40, however, is too low. Causes of too low tg include malnutrition, hyperthyroid, or genetic conditions affecting fat absorption. Were your tg levels ok pre-pregnancy? ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding; no return of cycle yet. I may have ovulated 1.5 weeks ago. I have preg. Symptoms, but no positive test. Can bfing cause a false neg?

No: No. Not breast feeding. But after giving birth it can take a while for your HCG level (the pregnancy hormone measured in pregnancy tests) to return to 0. Taking a pregnancy test less than 8 weeks after giving birth is frequently positive. Check with your doctor if you are concerned. 2 blood tests two weeks apart can determine if HCG level is going up (pregnant) or down (non pregnant). ...Read more

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I have ms&have been taking betaseron (interferon beta 1b).I just took2pregnancy test&both positive.I was told I should be off betaserson for2mnts before I try.baby b ok?

I have ms&have been taking betaseron (interferon beta 1b).I just took2pregnancy test&both positive.I was told I should be off betaserson for2mnts before I try.baby b ok?

Medication: Not all medications have enough scientific evidence to determine the safety for use in pregnancy. The theoretical use of exposure must be weighed against the benefits of use. Each case must be determined on a case by case basis. Preliminary studies on this drug are encouraging. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/5/e004536.full ...Read more

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What does high level of interferon mean?

What does high level of interferon mean?

Liver failure: Interferon acts on the liver. If taking a normal dose and your level is high should check liver enzymes to see if the liver has failed. ...Read more

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When do I take an ovulation test if breastfeeding?

When do I take an ovulation test if breastfeeding?

Br. feed contracept: Usually one is less concerned about ovulation when breast feeding, as it is an albeit unreliable contraceptive. ...Read more

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How long after breastfeeding will estrogen levels return to normal?

Variable.: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3923412 in most women, estrogen levels return to normal, and ovulation resumes, within 6 months even with lactation. ...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