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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 Cold and Sinus Advil Cold and Sinus Liqui-Gels → Alahist DM (old formulation) Alahist LQ → Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels Alka-Seltzer Plus Mucus & Congestion → AlleRx Dose Pack PE (PM Dose) Allerx-D → Ambi 80 / 780 / 40 Ambien → Anatuss LA Anbesol → Aptensio XR Aptivus → Asthmahaler Astragalus → Axocet Axotal → Azurette

B

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

C

C Phen → Carafate Caraway → Cefdinir Cefditoren → Chemists Own Chiildrens Paracetamol 5-12 Years Chemists Own Childrens Paracetamol 1-5 Years → Chlorpheniramine (Allergy) Chlorphenylcaine → ClindaReach Pledget Clindesse → ColdCough HCM Coldcough PD → ConRx Sinus Consensi → Cortomycin Eye Ointment Cortomycin Suspension → Cycloserine Cycloset → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Dec-Chlorphen Dec-Chlorphen DM → Dental Oxide Denti-Care Denti-Freeze → Desonil+Plus Ointment DesOwen → Diaqua-2 Diar-Aid → Diocto-K Plus Dioctocal → Doliprane Sans Sucre Dolitabs → Drixoral Allergy Sinus Drixoral Cold and Allergy → Duraphen DM Duraphen Forte → Dytuss

E

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

F

Factive → Fioricet with Codeine Fiorinal → Flurate Flurazepam → Fyavolv

G

G Bid → Genasec Genasoft → Glycron Glydeine → Guiadrine G-1200 Guiadrine II → Gynogen LA 20

H

H 9600 SR → Hexatussin HHR → Humulin N Pen Humulin R → Hyophen Hyosophen → Hyzine

I

I 123-Labeled Human Serum Albumin → Intelence Interferon Alfa → Isotretinoin Isovue-128 → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juvisync

K

K-Pek → Kophane Korlym → Kwelcof

L

L Thyroxine Roche → Lepirudin Leribane → Linotar Gel 2 Linotar Gel 3 → Loestrin 21 1.5 / 30 Loestrin 21 1 / 20 → Lumigan Luminal → 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 Ultimate Strength Mylanta Ultra → 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 Tussin EX Poly-D → Pres Gen Pediatric Presgen B → Prograf Progynova → Pseudo Carb Pseudo Carb DM → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar RediHaler

R

R & C → Relcof C RelCof CPM → Retacrit Retapamulin → Robafen Cough Liquidgels Robafen DM → Roxicet Roxicodone → Ryzolt

S

S-Caine Peel → Senexon Senexon-S → Simplet Simply Sleep → Solu-Cortef Solu-Medrol → Stavudine Stavzor → Sulfazine Sulfimycin → Systen

T

T- Koff → Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate → Thaissept Thalitone → Timolide Timolide 10-25 → Tramacort-D Tramadol → Triaminic Softchews Cough & Runny Nose Triaminic Softchews Cough & Sore Throat → Tristoject Trital DM → Tussicle Tussiden C → Tylenol with Codeine #2 Tylenol with Codeine #3 → 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 → Zilretta Zinacef → ZzzQuil