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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 & Blackhead Terminator Acne Control Cleanser → Advil Congestion Relief Advil Film-Coated → Alamast Alatrofloxacin → Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (Day Formula) Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (Night Formula) → Allerx-D Allfen → Ambifed Ambifed CD → Anbesol Cold Sore Ancef → Aquacot Aqualax → Atapryl Atarax → Azatadine Azathioprine → Azurette

B

B & O Supprettes → Bedol Beechams All-in-One → Bepotastine Bepreve → Bismatrol Bismatrol Maximum Strength → Brometane DX Bromfed → Bunavail Bupap → Byvalson

C

C Phen → Carb Pseudo-Tan Carba-XP → Cefobid Cefoperazone → Chemworld Colourfree Childrens Paracetamol Double Strength 5-12 Years Chemworld Colourfree Childrens Paracetamol Junior 1-5 Years → Cholestyramine Light Cholestyramine Resin → Clobetasol Clobevate → Coldmist Jr Coldmist LA → Contac Day and Night Allergy Contac Day and Night Cold and Flu → Cosopt Cosopt PF → Cyndal HD Cyntex Liquid → 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 & Congestion Liquid Caps Drixoral Cough / Sore Throat → DuraTan DM DuraTan 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 → Fluoxetine Flupenthixol → Fyavolv

G

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

H

H 9600 SR → Hi-Tuss HC Hiberix → Hurricaine Hy-KXP → Hypaque Cysto Hypaque Meglumine → Hyzine

I

I 123-Labeled Human Serum Albumin → Interferon Alfacon-1 Interferon Beta → Isovue-200 Isovue-250 → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juvisync

K

K-Pek → Kovanaze Kronofed-A → Kwelcof

L

L Thyroxine Roche → Lepirudin Leribane → Lioresal Intrathecal Liothyronine → Loestrin Fe 1 / 20 Lofibra → Lunesta Lupaneta Pack → Lyza

M

M O S → Margesic Margesic H → Medicone Hemorrhoidal Medicort → Metaproterenol Metatensin 2 → Midol PMS Midol PMS Maximum Strength → Moduretic 5-50 Moexipril → Mucinex Maximum Strength Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night → Myochrysine Myophen → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Natures Remedy Naturetin → Neutrahist PDX Drops Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser / Mask → Nohist Plus Jr NoHist-A → NovoLog Mix 50 / 50 NovoLog Mix 70 / 30 → Nytol QuickCaps

O

Obagi → OptiFlex-C Optiflex-G → Otic Care Otic Edge → Ozurdex

P

P Chlor DM → Papaya Paracare → PediaHist DM Pediahist DM Drops → Peroderm Peroderm 7 Wash → Phenytoin Sodium Phenytoin Sodium, Extended Release → Poly-Histine-D Poly-Tussin → Prevacid NapraPAC Prevacid NapraPAC 375 → Prohistine DM Prohistine-D → Pseudochlor Pseudocot-C → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar RediHaler

R

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

S

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

T

T- Koff → Technetium Tc 99m Red Blood Cells Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi → Theo G Theo-24 → Timolol Timoptic → Tramadol Hydrochloride ER Tramahexal → Triaminic Thin Strips Cold with Stuffy Nose Triaminic Thin Strips Cough → Tritan TriTuss → Tussigon Tussin → Tylox Tympagesic → 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 → Zinacef Zincfrin → ZzzQuil