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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 LQ Alamag → Alka-Seltzer Plus Mucus & Congestion Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (Night Formula) → Allerx-D Allfen → Ambien CR Ambifed → Anbesol Baby Anbesol Cold Sore → Aquabid DM Aquachloral Supprettes → Atacand Atacand HCT → Azactam Azasan → Azurette

B

B & O Supprettes → Beconase AQ Bedol → Benztropine Bepotastine → Bisco-Lax Bismarex → Bromcomp HC Bromdex D → Bumetanide Bumex → Byvalson

C

C Phen → Carafate Caraway → Cefditoren Cefepime → Chemists Own Paracetamol Capseals Chemists Own Paracetamol Pain & Fever 1 Month to 2 Years → Chlorpropamide ChlorTan → Clindets Pledget Clinidine → Coldec Coldec D → Contac 12 Hour Contac 12 Hour Allergy → CoryZa-D Coryza-DM → Cycofed Expectorant Cycofed Pediatric Expectorant → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Dec-Chlorphen Dec-Chlorphen DM → Denti-Care Denti-Freeze Denti-Rinse → DesOwen DesOwen Lotion 2 oz Kit → Diar-Aid Diastat → Dioctocal Dioctolose → Dolitabs Dolko → Drixoral Cold and Allergy Drixoral Cold and Flu → Duraphen II Duraphen II DM → 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 → Genasoft Genasoft Plus → Glydeine Glydo → Guiadrine II SR Guiadrine PSE → Gynogen LA 20

H

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

I

I 123-Labeled Human Serum Albumin → Interferon Alfa Interferon Alfacon-1 → Isovue-128 Isovue-200 → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juvisync

K

K-Pek → Korlym Kovanaze → 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 → Margesic Margesic H → Medicone Hemorrhoidal Medicort → Metaprel Metaproterenol → Midol Maximum Strength Cramp Formula Midol PM → Modane Soft Modicon → Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cold Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cough → Mylicon Mylocel → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Natures Remedy Naturetin → Neutrahist PDX Drops Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser / Mask → Nohist Plus Nohist Plus Jr → NovoLog FlexPen NovoLog Mix 50 / 50 → Nytol QuickCaps

O

Obagi → OptiMARK Optimine → Otic Edge Otic Tridesilon → 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 Prohist CD → Pseudo DM GG Pseudo GG → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar RediHaler

R

R & C → Relcof C RelCof CPM → Retapamulin Retin A Micro → Robafen DM Robafen DM Clear → Roxicodone Roxicodone Intensol → Ryzolt

S

S-Caine Peel → Senexon-S Senna → Simply Sleep Simponi → Solu-Medrol Solu-Phyllin GG → Stavzor Stay Alert → Sulfimycin Sulfisoxazole → 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 → Tussiden C Tussidex → Tylenol with Codeine #3 Tylenol with Codeine #4 → Tyzeka

U

U-Cort → Uritact-EC Uritin → Uva Ursi

V

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

W

Wakespan → Wytensin

X

X-Hist → Xyzal Allergy 24HR

Y

Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem

Z

Z-Clinz 10 → Zilretta Zinacef → ZzzQuil