Safety in Lactation: Opioid analgesics

21 October 2020The evidence relating to the safe use of opioid analgesics in breastfeeding mothers is very variable between individual drugs. This group of drugs presents a…
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Lactation Safety Information

Morphine or other appropriate analgesic
No published evidence of safety
Used in full-term neonates from birth
Papaveretum contains a mixture of opiate alkaloids – morphine, codeine and papaverine
Infant monitoring advised, especially in young infants (see summary)
3 August 2020