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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 → Acne Control Cleanser ACNE MEDICATION 10 → Advil Congestion Relief Advil Film-Coated → Alamag Plus Alamast → Alka-Seltzer Plus Mucus & Congestion Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (Day Formula) → AlleRx Dose Pack PE (PM Dose) Allerx-D → Ambifed CD Ambifed CDX → Ancef Andec → Aquacot Aqualax → Atapryl Atarax → Azathioprine Azdone → Azurette

B

B & O Supprettes → Bedol Beechams All-in-One → Bepotastine Bepreve → Bismarex Bismatrol → Bromfed Bromfed DM → Bupap Bupivacaine → Byvalson

C

C Phen → Caraway Carb PSE 12 DM → Cefepime Cefixime → Chemists Own Paracetamol Pain & Fever 1 Month to 2 Years Chemists Own Paracetamol Pain & Fever 1 to 5 Years → ChlorTan ChlorTan D → Clinidine Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturiser → Coldec D Coldec-TR → Contac Cold Contac Cold + Flu (Day Formula) → Corzall Corzall Plus → Cydec-DM Syrup Cyklokapron → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Dec-Chlorphen DM Drops Dec-Chlorphen Drops → DentiPatch Denzapine → Despec Drops Despec NR Drops → Dicel Dicel CD → Dipentum Diphedryl → Dolono Infant Doloral → drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol Drotic → Duratuss AC 12 Duratuss CS → Dytuss

E

E S P → Elixsure Decongestant Elixsure Fever / Pain → Entex Pac Entex PSE → Esocor P Esomeprazole → Excedrin Excedrin Back & Body → Ezol

F

Factive → Fioricet with Codeine Fiorinal → Flurate Flurazepam → Fyavolv

G

G Bid → Genasoft Genasoft Plus → Glycron Glydeine → Guiadrine II Guiadrine II SR → Gynogen LA 20

H

H 9600 SR → Hi-Cor Hi-Tuss HC → Humulin R U-500 KwikPen Hurricaine → Hypaque Hypaque Cysto → Hyzine

I

I 123-Labeled Human Serum Albumin → Intropaste Intropin → Isovue-M-300 Isradipine → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juvisync

K

K-Pek → Korlym Kovanaze → Kwelcof

L

L Thyroxine Roche → Lepirudin Leribane → Linotar Gel 3 Lioresal → Loestrin 21 1 / 20 Loestrin 24 Fe → Lurasidone Lurline PMS → Lysteda

M

M O S → Marine Oils Marinol → Medidex Medidex LA → Metatensin 2 Metatensin 4 → MigraTen Migratine → Monopril Monopril HCT → Mucus Relief Sinus Mudrane → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Natures Remedy Naturetin → Neutrahist PDX Drops Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser / Mask → Nohist Plus Jr NoHist-A → Novothyrox Nozin → Nytol QuickCaps

O

Obagi → OptiPranolol Optiray 160 → Oticot HC Otigesic → Ozurdex

P

P Chlor DM → Pantoprazole Papaya → Pediaderm TA PediaHist DM → Permitil Peroderm → Phenytoin Phenytoin Sodium → Poly-Histine Poly-Histine CS → Prevacid Prevacid 24HR → Prohist CD Prohist CF → Pseudo GG Pseudo GG TR → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar RediHaler

R

R & C → RelCof CPM Relcof DM → Retisert Retisol-A → Robafen Pediatric Cough & Cold Robaxisal → RoxyBond Roymicin → Ryzolt

S

S-Caine Peel → Senna Concentrate Senna Lax → Simuc Simuc-DM → Solurex Solurex LA → Stelazine Sterapred → Sulfoxyl Strong Sulindac → Systen

T

T- Koff → Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate → Theo G Theo-24 → Timolol Timoptic → Tramadol Hydrochloride ER Tramahexal → Triaminic Thin Strips Allergy Triaminic Thin Strips Cold with Stuffy Nose → Tritan TriTuss → Tussigon Tussin → Tylophen Tylox → Tyzeka

U

U-Cort → Uritact-EC Uritin → Uva Ursi

V

V-COF → Vectical Velaglucerase alfa → Vilamit MB Vilazodone → Vyvanse

W

Wakespan → Wytensin

X

X-Hist → Xyzal Allergy 24HR

Y

Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem

Z

Z-Clinz 10 → Zipsor Zithromax → ZzzQuil