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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 Treatment → Advil Junior Strength Advil Liqui-Gels → Alavert D-12 Hour Allergy and Sinus Alaway → Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold Formula Effervescent Tablets Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold Formula Liquid → Allfen CDX Allfen CX → Ambifed-G CD Ambifed-G CDX → Andehist Andehist DM NR → Aqualax Forte Aquamist → Atasol Atasol Forte → Azficel-T Azilsartan → 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 → Coldtuss-DR Coles Paracetamol → Contac Severe Cold and Flu Non Drowsy Contac Sinus → Cotabflu Cotacort → Cyred Cystemms-V → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Dec-Chlorphen Dec-Chlorphen DM → Denti-Care Denti-Freeze Denti-Rinse → DesOwen Lotion 2 oz Kit DesOwen Ointment Kit → Diastat AcuDial Diastat Pediatric → Dioctosoftez Dioctyn → Dolko Enfants Dolmar → Drixoral Cough / Sore Throat Drixoral Decongestant Non-Drowsy → Duraphen Forte Duraphen II → 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 → Linotar Gel 3 Lioresal → Loestrin 24 Fe Loestrin Fe 1.5 / 30 → Lumizyme Lunelle → Lyza

M

M O S → Marine Oils Marinol → Medidex Medidex LA → Metformin Methacort 40 → Mifeprex Mifepristone → Mollifene Momentum → Mucinex Sinus-Max Full Force Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart → Myphetane DC Myphetane DX → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Natures Remedy Naturetin → Neutrahist PDX Drops Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser / Mask → Nohist Plus Jr NoHist-A → NovoLog FlexPen NovoLog Mix 50 / 50 → 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 Micro Retin-A → Robafen DM Max Robafen PE → Roxilox Roxiprin → Ryzolt

S

S-Caine Peel → Senna Senna Concentrate → Simponi Aria Simuc → SoluCLENZ Rx Solurex → Stelazine Sterapred → Sulpiride Sulster → Systen

T

T- Koff → Technetium Tc 99m Red Blood Cells Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi → Theo-24 Theo-Dur → Timoptic Ocudose Timoptic-XE → Tramahexal SR Tramal → Triaminic Thin Strips Cough & Runny Nose Triaminic Thin Strips Day Time Cold & Cough → Trituss-A TriTuss-A Drops → Tussin CF Tussin Cough → Typhim Vi Typhoid Vaccine → 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 Allergy 24HR

Y

Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem

Z

Z-Clinz 10 → Zioptan Ziprasidone → ZzzQuil
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