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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 5% in Dextrose 5% Alcohol And Dextrose Injections USP Hypertonic → Alka-Seltzer Plus Sinus Formula Alka-Seltzer Plus-D Multi-Symptom Sinus & Cold Liquid Gels → Alocril Alodox → Americaine Americaine Anesthetic Lubricant → Anestafoam Anexsia → Arestin Arfomoterol → Atrohist Pediatric Capsule Atrohist Plus → 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 → Cefotan Cefotaxime → Chemworld Paracetamol Chemworld Paracetamol Infant Colour Free → Choline Magnesium Salicylate Cholografin Meglumine → Clodan Clofazimine → Colesevelam Colestid → Contact Cold and Sore Throat Contraceptives, Oral, Combined → Cotrim Cotrim DS → Cystografin Cystografin-Dilute → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Dec-Chlorphen DM Dec-Chlorphen DM Drops → Denti-Rinse DentiPatch → Desoximetasone Desoxyn → Diatrizoate Diazepam → Dioval XX Diovan → Dologesic Dologesic DF → Drocon-CS Dronabinol → DuraTan DM DuraTan Forte → Dytuss

E

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

F

Factive → Fioricet with Codeine Fiorinal → Flurate Flurazepam → Fyavolv

G

G Bid → Genaspor Genasyme → Glyset Glytuss → Guiatex II Guiatex II SR → 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 → Intermezzo Intron A → Isovue-M-300 Isradipine → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juvisync

K

K-Pek → Kronofed-A Kronofed-A-Jr → Kwelcof

L

L Thyroxine Roche → Leva Set Levacet → Lipsovir Liptruzet → Lohist-DM LoHist-PD → Lyclear Lyphocin → Lyza

M

M O S → Mardrops-DX Mardrops-EX → Medi-Tabs Medicone → Methacort 40 Methacort 80 → Migergot Miglitol → Mometasone, Inhaled Mometasone, Topical → Mucinex Sinus-Max Pressure & Pain Mucinex Sinus-Max Severe Congestion Relief → Myphetapp Myrac → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Natures Remedy Naturetin → Neutrogena On Spot Acne Treatment Neutrogena T-Scalp → Nolamine Nolvadex → Novothyrox NP 27 → Nytol QuickCaps

O

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

P

P Chlor DM → Panoxyl Aqua Gel PanOxyl Maximum Strength Foaming Acne Wash → Pediaderm AF Pediaderm HC → Perloxx Permethrin → Phenytek Phenytoin → Poly-Dex Poly-Histine → Prevacid NapraPAC 500 Prevacid OTC → Prolex DM Prolex PD → Pseudoephedrine Pseudoephedrine Plus → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar

R

R & C → RelCof DN PE RelCof DN PSE → Retisol-A Retre-Gel → Robichem DM Robichem PE → Ru-Hist D Ru-Hist D (old formulation) → 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 Tetrofosmin Technetium Tc 99m White Blood Cells → Theo-X Theobid → Ting Tinidazole → Transderm-Scop Tranxene → Triban Tribenzor → Trovan Troxyca ER → Tussinol for Dry Coughs Tussionex Pennkinetic → Tyzeka

U

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

V

V-COF → Velaglucerase alfa Velivet → Vincasar PFS Vincristine → Vyvanse

W

Wakespan → Wytensin

X

X-Hist → Xyzal

Y

Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem

Z

Z-Clinz 10 → Zioptan Ziprasidone → ZzzQuil
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