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Can I take over-the-counter medication after birth?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Most medicines are safe after birth, but if you are breastfeeding check with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Most medicines are safe after birth, but if you are breastfeeding check with your doctor.
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Tell your doctor about any medication or erbal remady to be sure.
Aspirin comes across in small amounts & can be used with caution. A link with reyes syndrome makes it a bad choice any time baby has a viral illness. Ibuprophen is not given directly to infants the first six months but <1% of mothers dose comes across, making it a good alternative even with newborns. Some allergy meds have pbs.

In brief: Yes

Tell your doctor about any medication or erbal remady to be sure.
Aspirin comes across in small amounts & can be used with caution. A link with reyes syndrome makes it a bad choice any time baby has a viral illness. Ibuprophen is not given directly to infants the first six months but <1% of mothers dose comes across, making it a good alternative even with newborns. Some allergy meds have pbs.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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