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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 → Aclovate Acne & Blackhead Terminator → Advil Children's Cold Advil Cold and Sinus → Alahist DHC Alahist DM → Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day & Night Cold & Flu Liquid Gels (Night Formula) Alka-Seltzer Plus Maximum Strength Day Cold & Flu Liquid Gels → Allerx Dose Pack DF AlleRx Dose Pack PE (AM Dose) → Ambi 600 / 1000 / 30 Ambi 80 / 780 → Anatuss Anatuss DM → Apri Apriso → Astelin Astepro → Axid Axid AR → Azurette

B

B & O Supprettes → Beconase AQ Bedol → Benzthiazide Benztropine → Bisac-Evac Bisacodyl → Bromax Bromaxefed DM RF Syrup → Bufferin Arthritis Strength Bufferin Extra Strength → Byvalson

C

C Phen → Carafate Caraway → Cefdinir Cefditoren → Chemdal HD Plus Chemists Own Chiildrens Paracetamol 5-12 Years → Chlorpheniramine Chlorpheniramine (Allergy) → Clindap-T ClindaReach Pledget → Coldamine ColdCough HCM → ConRx PM ConRx Sinus → Cortomycin Cortomycin Eye Ointment → Cyclophosphamide Cycloserine → Cytuss-HC NR

D

D-Amine-SR → Debrox Dec-Chlorphen → Dent-O-Kain Dental Oxide → Desonil+Plus Cream Desonil+Plus Ointment → Diamox Sequels Diaqua → Diocto Diocto-C → Doliprane Doliprane Adultes → Drituss G Drituss GP → DuraMAX Duramist Plus → Dytuss

E

E S P → Elixsure Decongestant Elixsure Fever / Pain → Entex Pac Entex PSE → Esobar Esocor P → Exalgo Exall → Ezol

F

Factive → Fioricet with Codeine Fiorinal → Flurate Flurazepam → Fyavolv

G

G Bid → Genasoft Genasoft Plus → Glycron Glydeine → Guiadrine G-1200 Guiadrine II → Gynogen LA 20

H

H 9600 SR → Hexatussin HHR → Humulin 70 / 30 Pen Humulin N → Hygroton Hyolev MB → Hyzine

I

I 123-Labeled Human Serum Albumin → Intal Inhaler Intelence → Isopto Hyoscine Isotretinoin → Izba

J

J-Cof DHC → Juvisync

K

K-Pek → Konsyl-Orange Kophane → Kwelcof

L

L Thyroxine Roche → Lepirudin Leribane → Linezolid Linhist-LA → Lodrane D Lodrane LD → Lufyllin-EPG Lufyllin-GG → Lyza

M

M O S → Marezine Margesic → Medicone Medicone Hemorrhoidal → Metamucil Unflavored Coarse Milled Original Texture Metamucil Unflavored Smooth Texture Sugar Free → Midol IB Midol Long Lasting Relief → Mobic Moclobemide → Mucinex Fast-Max Day Time Severe Congestion & Cough Mucinex Fast-Max DM Max → Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry Mylanta Supreme → MZM

N

Nabumetone → Nature-Throid Natures Remedy → Neutrahist Drops Neutrahist PDX Drops → NoHist EXT NoHist LQ → Novolin R Innolet Novolin R PenFill → Nytol QuickCaps