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Safety in Lactation: Drugs for sleeping disorders

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Hypnotics Use of hypnotic agents in…

Oral antihistamines – which are available in lactose-free formulations?

28 September 2020This updated Medicines Q&A includes a table which gives details of oral, single active constituent, antihistamine preparations that have lactose free formulations.

Safety in Lactation: Drugs used in nausea and vertigo

21 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. The choice of anti-emetic will depend…

How can nausea and vomiting be treated during pregnancy?

27 November 2019This Medicines Q&A evaluates the published information available on the safety of the treatment options for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.  It includes information on…

Which oral antihistamines are safe to use whilst breastfeeding?

10 May 2018This UKMi Q & A looks at the use of non-sedating and sedating antihistamines during breastfeeding Summary There are very limited studies or case reports…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

PhenerganSanofi

Sanofi
Phenergan
Tablets f/c 10mg, 25mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from light. Store in airtight containers.
29 September 2015

Lactation Safety Information

As antihistamine

As antihistamine
Cetirizine/Loratadine. If a sedating antihistamine required chlorphenamine is preferred (see summary)
Sedating antihistamine
No published evidence of safety
Extensive experience of safe use in breastfeeding
May interfere with lactation
Monitor infant for drowsiness
22 May 2017
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As a hypnotic

As a hypnotic
Zaleplon, Zopiclone, Zolpidem
No published evidence of safety
Extensive experience of safe use in breastfeeding
May interfere with lactation
Monitor the infant closely for drowsiness, poor feeding and adequate weight gain
3 January 2018

As anti-emetic

As anti-emetic
Prochlorperazine
Antihistamine anti-emetic
No published evidence of safety
Extensive experience of safe use of promethazine in breastfeeding
Occasional, short-term use considered compatible with breastfeeding. Repeated use may pose a risk of infant sedation and may interfere with lactation
4 March 2019