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Many mothers need to take medicines during their pregnancy and almost all medicines pass into breast milk in small quantities. Most are generally considered safe for a mother to take but some medicines that must be avoided include lithium, cytotoxic agents, retinoids and radio-pharmaceuticals. Search or browse the list below for guidelines on taking individual medicines while breastfeeding.

Please Note: Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice in relation to drug use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Medicine use during Breastfeeding A-Z Index

A

A + D Cracked Skin Relief → Acitretin Aclasta → Advil Allergy Sinus Advil Children's → Alacol DM Alagesic → Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Cough & Mucus DM Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day & Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels (Night Formula) → AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) AlleRx Dose Pack PE (PM Dose) → Ambi 80 / 780 Ambi 80 / 780 / 40 → Anatuss Anatuss DM → Apresoline Apri → Astagraf XL Astelin → Avycaz Axert → Azurette

B

B & O Supprettes → Beclomethasone Beclovent → Benzodent Benzotic → Biothrax Biotuss PE → Bromaphedrine D Bromaphen → Budeprion XL Budesonide → Byvalson

C

C Phen → Carafate Caraway → Cefditoren Cefepime → Chemdal HD Chemdal HD Plus → Chlorphen HD Chlorpheniramine → Clindamycin Clindap-T → Cold Multi-Symptom Severe Cold Sore Treatment → ConRx Extra Strength ConRx Pain Reliever → Cortizone-10 Plus Cortizone-5 → Cyclogyl Cyclomydril → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Debrox Dec-Chlorphen → Dent-O-Kain Dental Oxide → Desonil+Plus Cream Desonil+Plus Ointment → Diamox Diamox Sequels → Dimetapp Toddler's Drops Decongestant Plus Cough Dinate → Dolagesic Dolgic → Dristan Cold Non-Drowsy Dristan DM → DuraHist DuraHist D → Dytuss

E

E S P → Elixsure Decongestant Elixsure Fever / Pain → Entex LA Entex LQ → Eskalith Eskalith-CR → Ex-lax Ultra Ex-Tuss → Ezol

F

Factive → Fioricet Fioricet with Codeine → Flurate Flurazepam → Fyavolv

G

G Bid → Genasan Genasec → Glyburide Glycate → Guiacough DM Guiadex DM → Gynogen LA 20

H

H 9600 SR → Hexaflu Hexal Comfarol → Humulin 50 / 50 Humulin 70 / 30 → Hyflex-650 Hyflex-DS → Hyzine

I

I 123-Labeled Human Serum Albumin → Intal Inhaler Intelence → Isopto Hyoscine Isotretinoin → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juvisync

K

K-Pek → Konsyl Orange Sugar-free Konsyl-D → Kyra

L

L Thyroxine Roche → LenzaPatch Lepirudin → Limbitrol DS Limencin Patch → Lodrane 12 Hour Lodrane 12D → Lucidex Ludiomil → Lyza

M

M O S → Mardrops-EX Marezine → Medi-Tabs Medicidin-D → Metamucil Pink Lemonade Smooth Texture Sugar-Free Metamucil Plus Calcium → Midol Midol Complete → MKO Melt Dose Pack MKO Troche → Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Severe Cold Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Severe Congestion & Cough → Mylanta DS Fast Acting Mylanta Fast Acting → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Nature-Throid Natures Remedy → Neurontin Neutra-Phos → Nogenic HC NoHist → Novolin N Innolet Novolin N PenFill → Nytol QuickCaps

O

Obagi → OptiFlex Complete OptiFlex-C → Osteo Bi-Flex Triple Strength Oti-Sone → Ozurdex

P

P Chlor DM → Pantoprazole Panzyga → Pediacof Pediacon DX → PerioChip Periogard → Phenylfenesin LA Phenylgesic → Poly Hist Forte (old formulation) Poly Hist HC → Preparation H Cooling Gel Preparation H Maximum Strength → Proctofoam HC Proctosert HC → Provenza Provera → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar RediHaler

R

R & C → Relasin DM Relasin-HC → Restasis Restoril → RMS Robafen → RotaShield RotaTeq → Ryzolt

S

S-Caine Peel → Senatec Senatec HC → Simethicone Simliya → Solifenacin Soliris → Statuss Statuss DM → Sulfalax Calcium Sulfamag → Systen

T

T- Koff → Technetium Tc 99m Mertiatide Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate → Texacort Thais → Tiludronate Time-Hist → Touro EX Touro HC → Triaminic Flu, Cough & Fever Triaminic Infant Drops → Tripohist D Triposed → Tussi-Organidin DM NR Tussi-Organidin DM-S NR → Tylenol Severe Cold & Flu Night Time Tylenol Sinus + Headache Day → Tyzeka

U

U-Cort → Uritact-EC URL-Tannate → Uva Ursi

V

V-Cillin K → Vazobid-PD VaZol → Videx EC Viekira Pak → Vyvanse

W

Wakespan → Wytensin

X

X-Hist → Xyzal Allergy 24HR

Y

Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem

Z

Z-Clinz 10 → Zileuton Zilretta → Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops Zyrtec-D → ZzzQuil

1

1 Plus 1 F → 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Spray

3

357 HR Magnum → 3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic

4

4 Way Fast Acting Nasal Spray → 40 Winks

7

7T Gummy ES Chewable Tablets → 7T Gummy ES Chewable Tablets

9

999 Cold Remedy Granular → 999 Cold Remedy Granular