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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 → Actamin Actedril → Aerodiol aeroHist → Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) Alcohol 5% in Dextrose 5% → Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus, Cold & Cough Liquid Gels Alka-Seltzer Plus Sinus Formula → Almotriptan Alocril → Amerge Americaine → Anestacaine Anestacon → Arcet Aredia → Atrofed Atrogen → Azurette

B

B & O Supprettes → Beechams All-in-One Beechams Veno's Expectorant → Bepreve Berinert → Bismatrol Maximum Strength Bismuth Subsalicylate → Bromfed Bromfed DM → Bupap Bupivacaine → Byvalson

C

C Phen → Carb Pseudo-Tan Carba-XP → Cefoperazone Cefotan → Chemworld Colourfree Childrens Paracetamol Junior 1-5 Years Chemworld Paracetamol → Cholestyramine Resin Choline Magnesium Salicylate → Clobex Clodan → Coles Paracetamol Colesevelam → Contac Sinus Contac-D → Cotacort Cotolone → Cystemms-V Cystex → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Dec-Chlorphen DM Dec-Chlorphen DM Drops → Denti-Rinse DentiPatch → Desoximetasone Desoxyn → Diatrizoate Diazepam → Dioeze Dionex → Dolobid Dologen → Drixoral Non-Drowsy Drixoral Sinus → Duraphen II Duraphen II DM → Dytuss

E

E S P → ElixSure Cough Elixsure Decongestant → Entex LQ Entex Pac → Esmolol Esobar → Exaprin Excedrin → Ezol

F

Factive → Fioricet with Codeine Fiorinal → Flupenthixol Fluphenazine → Fyavolv

G

G Bid → Genasoft Genasoft Plus → Glydo Glynase → Guiaplex HC Guiat Clear DM → Gynogen LA 20

H

H 9600 SR → Hiberix Hibiclens → Hy-Phen Hybrid CF → Hypaque Sodium Hypaque-76 → Hyzine

I

I 123-Labeled Human Serum Albumin → Interferon Beta Interferon Gamma-1b → Isovue-300 Isovue-370 → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juvisync

K

K-Pek → Kronofed-A Kronofed-A-Jr → Kyleena

L

L Thyroxine Roche → Lepirudin Leribane → Lioresal Lioresal Intrathecal → Lofibra Logen → Lupaneta Pack Lurasidone → Lyza

M

M O S → Marine Oils Marinol → Medidex Medidex LA → Metformin Methacort 40 → Mifepristone Migergot → Momentum Mometasone, Inhaled → Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart Mucinex Sinus-Max Night Time Congestion & Cough → Myphetane DX Myphetane DX Cough → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Natures Remedy Naturetin → Neutrahist PDX Drops Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser / Mask → Nohist-DMX NoHist-PDX → NovoLog Mix 70 / 30 NovoLog Mix 70 / 30 FlexPen → Nytol QuickCaps

O

Obagi → OptiFlex Complete OptiFlex-C → Oti-Sone Otic Care → Ozurdex

P

P Chlor DM → Papaya Paracare → Pediahist DM Drops Pediahist DM Syrup → Peroderm 7 Wash Peroxin A → Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt Philith → Poly-Tussin Poly-Tussin AC → Prevacid SoluTab Prevalite → Prolex DM Prolex PD → Pseudodine C Pseudoephedrine → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar

R

R & C → Relasin-HCX Relcof C → Retin-A Retin-A and Renova → Robafen Pediatric Cough & Cold Robaxisal → Royvac Bowel Evacuant Rozex → Ryzolt

S

S-Caine Peel → Senna Senna Concentrate → Simuc-GP Simuc-HD → Soma Soma Compound → Steroform Stevia → Sumavel DosePro Summers Eve → Systen

T

T- Koff → Technetium Tc 99m Red Blood Cells Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi → Theo-24 Theo-Dur → Tinactin Deodorant Spray Tinactin Jock Itch → Tramapap Tramedo → Triaminicin Triamonide 40 → Trivaris Trivora → Tussin DM Clear Tussin DM Max → Tyzeka

U

U-Cort → Url-Tannate Pediatric Uro Blue → Uva Ursi

V

V-COF → Vectical Velaglucerase alfa → Vimovo Vincasar PFS → Vyvanse

W

Wakespan → Wytensin

X

X-Hist → Xyzal

Y

Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem

Z

Z-Clinz 10 → Zioptan Ziprasidone → ZzzQuil
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