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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 And Dextrose Injections USP Hypertonic Alconefrin-12 → Alka-Seltzer Plus-D Multi-Symptom Sinus & Cold Liquid Gels Alka-Seltzer PM → Alodox Aloe → Americaine Hemorrhoidal Americaine Otic → Anextuss Angeliq → Argesic-SA ARI Gallium (Ga-67) Citrate → AtroPen Atropine → 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-Dilute Cytomel → Cytuss-HC NR D D-Amine-SR → Dec-Chlorphen DM Dec-Chlorphen DM Drops → Denti-Rinse DentiPatch → Despec Despec CR → Dibent Dibrom → Dipentum Diphedryl → Dolono Infant Dolophine → drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol Drotic → Duratestrin Duratex → Dytuss E E S P → Elixsure Fever / Pain Elleste Solo → Entex PSE Entex T → Esomeprazole Esopho-Cat → Excedrin Extra Strength Excedrin Menstrual Complete → Ezol F Factive → Fioricet with Codeine Fiorinal → Flurazepam Flurbiprofen → 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-Jr Krypton Kr 81m → Kwelcof L L Thyroxine Roche → Levacet Levalbuterol → Liqufruta Garlic Cough Medicine Liqui Doss → Lomanate Lomedia 24 Fe → Lysteda Lyza → Lyza
M M O S → Mardrops-DX Mardrops-EX → Medi-Tabs Medicone → Methacort 40 Methacort 80 → Migergot Miglitol → Mometasone, Topical Monafed DM → Mucinex Sinus-Max Severe Congestion Relief Muco-Fen → Mysoline Mytab Gas → 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 → Tribenzor Tribiotic Plus → Truphylline Trusopt → Tussirex Tussirex Sugar Free → Tyzeka U U-Cort → Url-Tannate Pediatric Uro Blue → Uva Ursi V V-COF → Velaglucerase alfa Velivet → Vincristine Vio-Tex-HC → Vyvanse W Wakespan → Wytensin X X-Hist → Xyzal Y Y-Cof DM → Yuvafem Z Z-Clinz 10 → Zioptan Ziprasidone → ZzzQuil
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