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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 → Acid Reducer Maximum Strength Acid Reducer Non-Prescription Strength → Adalimumab Adapalene → Afrin NoDrip Original Afrin NoDrip Severe Congestion → Aldactazide Aldactone → Alka-Seltzer Wake-Up Call! Alkabel-SR → Alocril Alodox → Ambifed-G CD Ambifed-G CDX → Anatuss DM Anatuss LA → Apidra Apidra SoloStar → Arthritis Pain Relief Arthrotec → Atuss HS Atuss HX → Azo-Truxazole Azolen → Azurette

B

B & O Supprettes → Bazuka Extra Strength BC Arthritis → Benzac AC Benzac AC Wash → Biclora-D BiCNU → Botulin A Botulin B → Bromhist-NR Bromhist-PDX → Busulfan Busulfex → Byvalson

C

C Phen → Cantil Cap-Profen → Carmustine Carnexiv → Cepacol Ultra Cepastat Sore Throat & Cough → Children's Zyrtec Childrens Ibuprofen Berry → Cipla Genpharm Paracetamol Cipro → Clinacort Clinagen LA 40 → Codimal-LA Half Codituss DH → Comtrex Nighttime Flu Therapy Comtrex Non Drowsy Liquigel → Cort-Dome Cort-Dome High Potency → Creon Crestor → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D 1000 IU → Dayhist Allergy Dayhist-1 → Delidose Delonide → Dermagesic Dermagran AF → Dexall DexAlone → Dicomal-DH Dicomal-PH → Diovan Diovan HCT → Dolmar Dolobid → Drexophed SR Dried Factor VIII Fraction Type 8Y → Durabac Durabac Forte → Dynatuss HC Dynex → Dytuss

E

E Pherol → Elderberry Eldopaque → Endal-HD Plus Endep → Eptifibatide Epzicom → Estragyn LA 5 Estrapatch → ExeFen ExeFen-DM → Ezol

F

Fabior → Ferrous DS Ferumoxides → Fluad Fluad Preservative-Free → Fosamax Fosamax Plus D → Fycompa

G

G Bid → Genac Genace → Glatopa Glaucon → Guaifenesin LA Guaifenex → Gynol II Jelly with Applicator

H

H 9600 SR → Hepatitis B Vaccine Hepatolite → Humalog KwikPen Humalog Mix 50 / 50 → Hydroflumethiazide Hydrogesic → Hyzine

I

I 123-Labeled Human Serum Albumin → Infugem Infumorph → Iopromide Iosal II → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juxtapid

K

K-Pek → KGS-PE Khedezla → Kyra

L

L Thyroxine Roche → Legatrin PM Lemohist Plus → Lidocort Lidocream → Liquitussin HC Syrup Liraglutide → Loracarbef Loratadine → Luzu Lybrel → Lyza

M

M O S → Marcaine Marcaine HCl → Medent C Medent DM → Meropenem Merrem → Mi-Acid Double Strength Mi-Acid Gas Relief → Minotal Minoxidil → Morphine Rapi-Ject Morphine Sulfate ER → Muco-Fen 800 DM Muco-Fen DM → Myphetane DC Myphetane DX → MZM

N

N Ice with Vitamin C → Natalizumab Natazia → Neotricin HC Neotuss D → Nitrek Nitrendipine → Norlyroc Normodyne → Numark Paracetamol Numb Nuts → Nytol QuickCaps

O

O-Cal-D → Omnipaque Flexipak Omnipen → Oritavancin Orkambi → Oxy Balance Deep Pore Cleanser Oxy Balance Deep Pore Cleansing, Gentle → Ozurdex

P

P & S → Pancron D / R Pancuronium → PCE Dispertab PCM → Pentothal Pentoxifylline → Pharmacist Paracetamol Infant Drops Pharmacist Paracetamol Infant Drops Colour Free → Phosphorus P 32 Phototherapy → Poly-Histine Poly-Histine CS → Preferred Maximum Strength Urinary Pain Relief Preferred Urinary Pain Relief → Procof D ProCoMycin → Prosom ProStep → Pyrifoam Lice Breaker Pyril D → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar RediHaler

R

R & C → Reglan Regonol → Rescriptor Rescudose → Rid Pediculicide Rid Pediculicide Spray → Robitussin Peak Cold Nasal Relief Robitussin Peak Cold Nighttime Cold + Flu → Ru-Tuss with Hydrocodone Ru-Vert-M → Ryzolt

S

S-Caine Peel → Se-Donna PB HYOS Sea-Calm → Sevelamer Severe Allergy and Sinus Headache → Sinutab Maximum Strength Non Drowsy Sinutab Non Drying → Somnote Sonahist → Sterapred DS Steroform → Sufentanil Sugammadex → Symfi Symfi Lo → Systen

T

T- Koff → Taxotere Taytulla → Terbinex with Eco Formula Terbutaline → Theraflu Thin Strips Multi Symptom Theraflu Thin Strips Nighttime Cold and Cough → Tocainide Tocilizumab → Travatan Z Travel Sickness → Triant-HC Triaprin → TriTuss-A Drops TriTuss-ER → Tussicle Tussiden C → Tylenol Sinus Severe Congestion Daytime Tylenol Sinus Severe Day → Tyzeka

U

U-Cort → Urelief Plus Urelle → Uvadex

V

V-Cillin K → Vasopressin Vasostrict → Vicks Nature Fusion Cough & Chest Congestion Vicks NyQuil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief → Vitamin C TR Vitamin C with Rose Hips → Vyzulta

W

Wakespan → Wytensin

X

X-Hist → Xyzal Allergy 24HR

Y

Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem

Z

Z-Clinz 10 → Zetar Zetia → Zydelig Zydol → ZzzQuil

1

1 Plus 1 F → 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Spray

3

357 HR Magnum → 3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic

4

4 Way Fast Acting Nasal Spray → 40 Winks

7

7T Gummy ES Chewable Tablets → 7T Gummy ES Chewable Tablets

8

8-MOP → 8-MOP

9

999 Cold Remedy Granular → 999 Cold Remedy Granular