Pyrilamine use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Pyrilamine: Midol Maximum Strength Menstrual, Pamprin Multi-Symptom Menstrual Relief, Midol PMS, Pamprin Maximum Pain, Poly Hist Forte (old formulation), Tritan, Menstrual PMS, Ninjacof, Menstrual Complete, Triplex AD, Show all 161 »Midol PMS Maximum Strength, Capron DM, Ryna-12, Poly-Histine, Aldex D, Tanamine, Conal, Phena-S, Tanoral, Pyril D, Histalet Forte, Syncol, Pryil DM, Tussi-12D, Menstrual Relief, Codal-DM Syrup, Codituss DH, Codal-DH Syrup, Hycomal DH, Dicomal-DH, Hyco-DH, Hydrophene DH, De-Chlor MR, Multihistamine-D, Multihistamine-D Ped, Delhist D, Poly Hist HC, Trimal DH, Tussplex, Mintuss MR, Codimal DM, Deconsal DM, Poly-D, Rolatuss with Hydrocodone, A-Tan 12X, Poly Hist DHC, Ryna-12X, Ru-Tuss with Hydrocodone, Ru-Hist Plus, Viravan-PDM, Vetuss HC Syrup, Codituss DM, Reme Hist DM, Tannate V DM, MyHist-DM, PhendaCof Plus, Liqui-Minic Infant, Pyril Tann-12, Viravan-S, V-Tann, R-Tannic-S A/D, Pyril Mal Phenyl HCl, K-Tan 4, K-Tan, Ry-T-12, Deconsal CT Tannate, Viravan-P, Pyrlex, Ru-Hist D (old formulation), Ryna-12S, Rynesa 12S, Pyrlex PD, Viravan-T, Deconsal CT, Trihist-D, Liqui-Histine-D, KG-Hist D, Polytine D, Metahistine D, Poly-Histine-D, Prohistine-D, Iohist D, Histine-D, Tri-Histine, Myci Spray, Quadra-Hist D, Quadra-Hist D Pediatric, Uni-Multihist D Ped, Triplex DM, Delhistine D, P-Hist, Triotann-S, R-Tannamine Pediatric, Triotann-S Pediatric, R-Tannate, Gelhist Pediatric, Rynatan-S Pediatric, R-Tannate Pediatric, Tanoral Pediatric, Equitan Pediatric, Rhinatate Pediatric, Rhinatate, Url-Tannate Pediatric, Tri-Tannate Pediatric, Tanamine Pediatric, Triple Tannate Pediatric, Tri-Tannate, Atrohist Pediatric, Vanex Forte, PMS Formula Multi-Symptom, PMS Relief, Dermagesic, Menstrual Pain Relief, Premsyn PMS, Ninjacof-A, Covangesic, Z-Xtra, Tussi-12D S, Corzall Plus, Pyrlex CB, Pro-Chlo, Zotex-D, Tannate 12D S, C-Tanna 12D, Tannihist-12D, R-Tannamine, URL-Tannate, Poly Tan DM, Poly Tan D, Poly Tan, Pro-Clear AC, Neo AC, Pro-Red AC (old formulation), Dicomal-PH, Coryza-DM, ProHist, Zotex-12, Deconsal DM Tannate, Aldex DM, V-Tan DM, Viravan-DM, Resperal, Nalfrx, Codimal PH, Zotex-C, Chlorex-A 12, Tri-Gestan S, Tri-Hist Pediatric, Triotann Pediatric, Histatan, Triotann, Ru-Hist Forte, Phena-Plus, Tri Tann Pediatric, Phena-S 12, MyHist-PD, Poly Hist PD (old formulation), Pyrichlor PE, Nalex A 12, AllerTan, Viratan-DM
Pyrilamine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Small, occasional doses of pyrilamine are probably acceptable during breast feeding. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply, particularly, in combination with a sympathomimetic such as pseudoephedrine or before lactation is well established. The nonsedating antihistamines are preferred alternatives.
Maternal Levels. One early study that used a biologic assay system reported that after a 100 mg intramuscular dose of diphenhydramine in 3 women, drug levels in milk ranged from 50 to 2.3 mg/L at 1 to 2 hours after the dose and 220 mcg/L to 4 mg/L 5 hours after the dose. Eight hours after the dose, levels were 200 mcg/L and 1.16 mg/L in two mothers, respectively, and not measured in the third. No studies using modern assay methods have been reported.
Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Effects in Breastfed Infants
Relevant published information on pyrilamine was not found as of the revision date. In one telephone follow-up study, mothers reported irritability and colicky symptoms 10% of infants exposed to various antihistamines and drowsiness was reported in 1.6% of infants. None of the reactions required medical attention and none of the infants were exposed to pyrilamine.
Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk
Antihistamines in relatively high doses given by injection can decrease basal serum prolactin in nonlactating women and in early postpartum women. However, suckling-induced prolactin secretion is not affected by antihistamine pretreatment of postpartum mothers. Whether lower oral doses of antihistamines have the same effect on serum prolactin or whether the effects on prolactin have any consequences on breastfeeding success have not been studied.
Alternate Drugs to Consider
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2. Ito S, Blajchman A, Stephenson M et al. Prospective follow-up of adverse reactions in breast-fed infants exposed to maternal medication. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993;168:1393-9. PMID: 8498418
3. Messinis IE, Souvatzoglou A, Fais N et al. Histamine H1 receptor participation in the control of prolactin secretion in postpartum. J Endocrinol Invest. 1985;8:143-6. PMID: 3928731
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