Can I take cough medicine while breastfeeding?

Yes, there are cold medications that are safe to take while you’re breastfeeding. The cough suppressant dextromethorphan has long been used during breastfeeding and is considered safe. If you need an antihistamine, also used to treat allergies, they are generally considered safe.

Similarly, is it safe to take Robitussin DM while breastfeeding?

Sore throat sprays or lozenges are generally considered safe, as are cough drops. Avoid eating excessive amounts of cough drops containing menthol. Large amounts of menthol can reduce milk supply. Many forms of Robitussin, Delsym and Benylin are considered compatible with breastfeeding.

What can I take for a cough while breastfeeding?

Sore throat sprays or lozenges are generally considered safe, as are cough drops. Avoid eating excessive amounts of cough drops containing menthol. Large amounts of menthol can reduce milk supply. Many forms of Robitussin, Delsym and Benylin are considered compatible with breastfeeding.

What antibiotics are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Here’s a list of various drugs considered safe to use while breast-feeding:

  • Acyclovir (including Zovirax and Valtrex).
  • Cephalosporins, including cefazolin, cefotaxime, and cefoxitin.
  • Ciprofloxacin.
  • Clindamycin.
  • Erythromycin.
  • Fluconazole (an anti-yeast drug)
  • Gentamicin.
  • Kanamycin.
  • Can you take cold medicine while breastfeeding?

    Yes, there are cold medications that are safe to take while you’re breastfeeding. The cough suppressant dextromethorphan has long been used during breastfeeding and is considered safe. If you need an antihistamine, also used to treat allergies, they are generally considered safe.

    Can you take mucinex while breastfeeding?

    Colds: Sudafed, Mucinex and Breastfeeding. Taking over-the-counter medications will not cure your cold, but it will help relieve the symptoms. Dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) is often found in combination with guaifenesin, and both of these are safe to take while breastfeeding.

    Can a mother catch a cold from her baby?

    Breastfeeding Through Colds and Flu. The season of sneezes and sniffles is upon us, and many moms and babies are likely to catch colds or the flu. Evidence shows that breastfed babies have considerable protection from such illnesses, and when they do become ill, relief can come directly from mother’s milk.

    Can I take delsym while breastfeeding?

    Cough suppressants, such as guaifenesin and dextromethorphan (the main ingredients in Robitussin and Delsym), are safe to take while breastfeeding. However, according to Ritchie, you should always check the list of ingredients in any cough syrup.

    Is it safe to breastfeed after taking Nyquil?

    Dextromethorphan has been studied in breastfeeding women and is considered safe. (Often found in Alka Seltzer Plus, Tylenol Cough & Cold, Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil and more.) Chlorpheniramine has been approved, but large doses could also lower milk supply.

    Can you take Alka Seltzer while being pregnant?

    So even though these products are probably safe when used occasionally at the recommended dosage, they’re not your best choice when pregnant. Remedies containing aspirin (such as Alka-Seltzer) should also be avoided during pregnancy. Aspirin may be listed on a label as salicylate or acetylsalicylic acid.

    Can you take Sudafed when you breastfeed?

    Sudafed does pass into breast milk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s still likely safe to take Sudafed while breastfeeding, though. The risks to a child who is breastfed are thought to be low. Also, Sudafed may reduce the amount of milk your body makes.

    Can I take an aspirin while breastfeeding?

    Reye’s syndrome is associated with aspirin administration to infants with viral infections, but the risk of Reye’s syndrome from salicylate in breastmilk is unknown. If low-dose aspirin is taken, avoid breastfeeding for 1 to 2 hours after a dose to minimize antiplatelet effects in the infant.

    Is it safe to take Nyquil while breastfeeding?

    The active ingredients in Nyquil are generally safe. However, the liquid forms of Nyquil also contain alcohol as an inactive ingredient. You shouldn’t consume products that contain alcohol while you’re breastfeeding. This is because alcohol can pass through breast milk.

    Is it safe to take Zyrtec while breastfeeding?

    Safety During Breastfeeding: Zyrtec passes from mother to infant in breast milk, but there are no reports of negative side effects in breastfeeding infants.

    Is it OK to breastfeed when you have a cold?

    Should breastfeeding continue when mom is sick? During any “ordinary” illness such as a cold, sore throat, flu, tummy bug, fever, mastitis, etc. you should continue to breastfeed. Just remind your doctor you are nursing so that if medications are needed he can prescribe something that is compatible with breastfeeding.

    Can you take zicam while breastfeeding?

    Zinc Gluconate,as found in Cold-eeze and Zicam is considered safe with breastfeeding although the nasal gel is recommended over the oral drops.

    Can I take children’s Benadryl while breastfeeding?

    Benadryl is used to temporarily relieve the symptoms of allergies, hay fever, or the common cold. It’s generally safe to use. However, Benadryl can pass through breast milk and affect your child. So, it’s not the best choice if you’re breastfeeding.

    Can you take doxylamine succinate while breastfeeding?

    There are no formal studies looking at the effects of the combination of doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride on the breastfed infant. Antihistamines that can make mom drowsy could cause drowsiness in a breastfeeding infant, especially when used on a regular basis.

    Is it safe to take Tylenol while breastfeeding?

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is given to babies for fever and pain relief, so is considered safe for nursing moms. The safest NSAID to take while nursing is ibuprofen (sold as Advil and Motrin) because the amount transferred to your baby is very low. Ibuprofen is also safe to give to babies in infant dosages.

    Is it safe to take Piriton while breastfeeding?

    As with all medicines, if you are breastfeeding get medical advice from your doctor before taking Piriton. Chlorphenamine may pass into breast milk. It should be avoided by breastfeeding mothers unless the potential benefits to the mother outweigh any possible risk to the nursing infant.

    Can you take ibuprofen while breastfeeding?

    Yes, you can take ibuprofen, as long as you don’t have a stomach ulcer or asthma that gets worse if you take ibuprofen. Only a small amount gets into your breastmilk and it’s unlikely to harm your baby. Take ibuprofen for the shortest time possible and stick to the recommended dose.

    What can you take for a cold while pregnant?

    Common Cold Medicine and Pregnancy: The Safe List

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
  • Loratadine (Claritin)
  • Zinc lozenges.
  • Chloraseptic spray (but a salt water gargle is just as effective, with no risks)