Can breastfeeding mothers take ibuprofen?

Laura Kearney, Regional Principal Medicines Information Pharmacist, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServiceSource Trent Medicines Information ServicePublished

Ibuprofen is one of the painkillers of choice whilst breastfeeding.

This Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for the safety of ibuprofen in breastfeeding mothers, and includes relevant advice in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.