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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 → Aclovate Acne & Blackhead Terminator → Advil Children's Cold Advil Cold and Sinus → Alahist DHC Alahist DM → Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day & Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels (Night Formula) Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day Cold & Flu Liquid Gels → Allerx Dose Pack DF AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) → Ambi 600 / 1000 / 30 Ambi 80 / 780 → Anatuss Anatuss DM → Apri Apriso → Astepro Astero → Axid Oral Solution Axid Pulvules → Azurette

B

B & O Supprettes → Beconase AQ Bedol → Benzthiazide Benztropine → Bisacodyl Bisacodyl Uniserts → Bromaxefed DM RF Syrup Bromaxefed RF Syrup → Bufferin Extra Strength Bufferin Low Dose → Byvalson

C

C Phen → Carafate Caraway → Cefdinir Cefditoren → Chemdal HD Plus Chemists Own Chiildrens Paracetamol 5-12 Years → Chlorpheniramine Chlorpheniramine (Allergy) → Clindap-T ClindaReach Pledget → Coldamine ColdCough HCM → ConRx PM ConRx Sinus → Cortomycin Cortomycin Eye Ointment → Cyclophosphamide Cycloserine → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Debrox Dec-Chlorphen → Dent-O-Kain Dental Oxide → Desonil+Plus Cream Desonil+Plus Ointment → Diamox Sequels Diaqua → Diocto Diocto-C → Doliprane Doliprane Adultes → Drituss GP Drituss HD → Duramorph PF Duranest-MPF-Epinephrine → Dytuss

E

E S P → Elixsure Decongestant Elixsure Fever / Pain → Entex Pac Entex PSE → Esobar Esocor P → Exall-D Exaprin → Ezol

F

Factive → Fioricet with Codeine Fiorinal → Flurate Flurazepam → Fyavolv

G

G Bid → Genasec Genasoft → Glycotuss-DM Glycron → Guiadrine DX Guiadrine G-1200 → Gynogen LA 20

H

H 9600 SR → Hexatussin HHR → Humulin 70 / 30 Pen Humulin N → Hygroton Hyolev MB → 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 Kophane → Kwelcof

L

L Thyroxine Roche → Lepirudin Leribane → Linezolid Linhist-LA → Lodrane D Lodrane LD → Lufyllin-EPG Lufyllin-GG → Lyza

M

M O S → Marezine Margesic → Medicone Medicone Hemorrhoidal → Metamucil Unflavored Smooth Texture Sugar Free Metaprel → Midol Long Lasting Relief Midol Maximum Strength Cramp Formula → Modane Modane Bulk → Mucinex Fast-Max Night Time Cold & Flu Mucinex Fast-Max Night Time Cold & Flu Liquid Gels → Mylanta Tonight Mylanta Ultimate Strength → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Nature-Throid Natures Remedy → Neutrahist Drops Neutrahist PDX Drops → NoHist LQ Nohist PE → Novolin R PenFill Novolog → Nytol QuickCaps

O

Obagi → OptiFlex-C Optiflex-G → Oti-Sone Otic Care → Ozurdex

P

P Chlor DM → Pantoprazole Panzyga → Pediaderm HC Pediaderm TA → Permethrin Permitil → Phenylhistine Expectorant Phenytek → Poly Tan DM Poly Tussin EX → Pres Gen Pres Gen Pediatric → ProFeno Progest → Pseubrom-PD Pseudacarb → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar RediHaler

R

R & C → Relcof C RelCof CPM → Retacrit Retapamulin → Robafen Cough Liquidgels Robafen DM → Roxanol 100 Roxanol-T → Ryzolt

S

S-Caine Peel → Senexon Senexon-S → Simplet Simply Sleep → Solu-Cortef Solu-Medrol → Stavzor Stay Alert → Sulfimycin Sulfisoxazole → Systen

T

T- Koff → Technetium Tc 99m Mertiatide Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate → Texacort Thais → Time-Hist Time-Hist QD → Touro HC Touro LA → Triaminic Long Acting Cough Triaminic Multi-Symptom Fever → Triprolidine Triptifed → Tussi-Organidin-DM Tussi-Organidin-S NR → Tylenol Sinus Day / Night Convenience Pack Tylenol Sinus Maximum Strength → Tyzeka

U

U-Cort → Uritact-EC Uritin → Uva Ursi

V

V-COF → Vazotan VazoTuss HC → Vigabatrin Vigadrone → Vyvanse

W

Wakespan → Wytensin

X

X-Hist → Xyzal Allergy 24HR

Y

Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem

Z

Z-Clinz 10 → Zileuton Zilretta → Zyrtec-D 12 Hour Zyvox → ZzzQuil