Phenazopyridine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Phenazopyridine: Pyridium, Azo-Standard, Azo Urinary Pain Relief, Uricalm, Uristat, Phenazo, Urinary Analgesic, Urogesic, Pyridiate, Prodium, Show all 27 »Pyridium Plus, Baridium, Pyrelle HB, Re-Azo, Urodol, Azo-Gesic, Azo Gantanol, Azo-Truxazole, Azo Gantrisin, Eridium, Viridium, Urelief Plus, PhenazoForte Plus, Phenaz Plus, Tija, Urobiotic-250, Azo-Septic

Phenazopyridine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

The safety of phenazopyridine is not established in infants or during breastfeeding. Because it can cause methemoglobinemia, sulfhemoglobinemia, and hemolytic anemia, it should be avoided while breastfeeding, especially with an infant under 1 month of age or with G-6-PD deficiency.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

Phenazopyridine Identification

Substance Name

Phenazopyridine

CAS Registry Number

94-78-0

Drug Class

Anesthetics, Urinary

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

616

Last Revision Date

20130907

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