Best answer: What medications pass through breast milk?

Drug or Class Brand or Generic Name
Penicillins amoxicillin, penicillin G
propranolol Inderal LA, Inderal XL, InnoPran XL
theophylline Elixophyllin, Theo-24, others
tretinoin topical Avita, Atralin, Renova, Retin A

What drugs are passed through breast milk?

You also can pass street drugs, like heroin and cocaine, to your baby through breast milk. Tell your health care provider if you need help to quit using street drugs. If you’re breastfeeding, don’t use marijuana.

What medications to avoid while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women should avoid aspirin and products containing aspirin (this includes Pepto Bismal taken for an upset stomach), as well as products containing naproxen (Aleve). In contrast, acetominophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofin (Motrin, Advil) are not known to have any negative effects on nursing babies.

Which type of drugs are most likely to enter breast milk?

Most drug molecules, including alcohol, nicotine and caffeine, are small enough to enter milk. Exceptions are drugs with high molecular weights such as heparins and insulin.

How long will drugs stay in breastmilk?

Drugs. If you use amphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine or heroin, you should not breastfeed for 24 hours after use. If you smoke cannabis or tobacco you should breastfeed your baby before you smoke, and smoke outside and away from the baby. Do not have your baby in the same room as the smoke.

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Does medication stay in breastmilk?

Although many medications do pass into breast milk, most have little or no effect on milk supply or on infant well-being. Few medications are contraindicated while breastfeeding.

Who shouldnt breastfeed?

Mothers infected with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I or type II should not breast feed their babies. Mothers who are taking illegal drugs like cocaine, PCP, heroin, marijuana etc. are not allowed to breastfeed their babies.

What painkillers can I take when breastfeeding?

If you’re breastfeeding, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen up to the daily maximum dose. However, if you can take less, that is recommended.

Pain relievers and breastfeeding

  • acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Proprinal)
  • naproxen (Aleve, Midol, Flanax), for short-term use only.

Which antibiotic is safe for breastfeeding?

The use of most antibiotics is considered compatible with breast feeding. Penicillins, aminopenicillins, clavulanic acid, cephalosporins, macrolides and metronidazole at dosages at the low end of the recommended dosage range are considered appropriate for use for lactating women.

Can antibiotics upset breastfed baby?

Most antibiotics can produce excessively loose motions in the baby, with the appearance of diarrhoea. Some infants appear more unsettled with tummy aches or colic. These effects are not clinically significant and do not require treatment. The value of continued breastfeeding outweighs the temporary inconvenience.