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Using antihistamines during breastfeeding

27 January 2022Guidance on continuing or initiating commonly used antihistamines whilst breastfeeding. Recommendations apply to full term and healthy infants only.

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…

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…
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Lactation Safety Information

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