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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 Control Cleanser ACNE MEDICATION 10 → Advil Film-Coated Advil Infant's Concentrated Drops → Alatrofloxacin Alavert → Alka-Seltzer Plus Multi-Symptom Cold & Flu (Night Formula) Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold & Flu Formula Liquid Gels → Allfen Allfen A → Ambifed CD Ambifed CDX → Ancef Andec → Aqualax Aqualax Forte → Atarax Atasol → Azathioprine Azdone → 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 LA Coldonyl → Contac Day and Night Cold and Flu Contac Severe Cold and Flu Maximum Stength → Cosopt PF Cotab A → Cyntex Liquid Cyonanz → 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 → Excedrin Excedrin Back & Body → Ezol

F

Factive → Fiorinal Fiorinal with Codeine → Fluphenazine Flurandrenolide → Fyavolv

G

G Bid → Genasoft Genasoft Plus → Glydo Glynase → Guiaphen HD Guiaplex HC → Gynogen LA 20

H

H 9600 SR → Hiberix Hibiclens → Hy-KXP Hy-Phen → Hypaque Meglumine Hypaque Sodium → 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 Lioresal Intrathecal → Loestrin Fe 1.5 / 30 Loestrin Fe 1 / 20 → Lunelle Lunesta → Lyza

M

M O S → Margesic H Marine Oils → Medicort Medidex → Metatensin 2 Metatensin 4 → Midol PMS Maximum Strength Midol Traditional → Moexipril Molie → Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night Mucinex Sinus-Max Day & Night (Day) → Myophen Myorisan → MZM

N

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

O

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

P

P Chlor DM → Papaya Paracare → Pediahist DM Drops Pediahist DM Syrup → Peroderm 7 Wash Peroxin A → Phenytoin Sodium, Extended Release Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt → Poly-Tussin Poly-Tussin AC → Prevacid OTC Prevacid SoluTab → Prolex DH Prolex DM → Pseudocot-T Pseudodine C → Pyrroxate

Q

Q Flex → Qvar RediHaler

R

R & C → Relcof C RelCof CPM → Retin-A Retin-A and Renova → Robafen DM Max Robafen PE → Roxilox Roxiprin → 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-24 Theo-Dur → Timoptic Timoptic Ocudose → Tramahexal Tramahexal SR → Triaminic Thin Strips Cough Triaminic Thin Strips Cough & Runny Nose → TriTuss Trituss-A → Tussin Tussin CF → Tylox Tympagesic → Tyzeka

U

U-Cort → URL-Tannate Url-Tannate Pediatric → 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 → Zincfrin Zingiber → ZzzQuil