Using antiplatelet medicines during breastfeeding

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Aspirin tablets for use within antenatal and maternity services

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Antiplatelet suggestions for adults with swallowing difficulties

1 July 2021A range of antiplatelet formulations are suitable for use in adults with swallowing difficulties.

Can nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs be used in adult patients with asthma?

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Lactation Safety Information

For pain

For pain
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen
Use only if other simple analgesics, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, are not suitable.
Three separate case reports of adverse effects in breastfed infants; metabolic acidosis following high-dose, maternal use, thrombocytopenic purpura (dose and treatment length not specified) and hemolysis in infant with G6PD deficiency.
Monitor infant for signs of bruising or bleeding, which may be prolonged
Do not use if the infant has a viral infection or fever. There is a theoretical risk of an association with Reye’s syndrome, even at low doses especially in children with a viral infection or fever.
12 July 2021