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Safety in Lactation: Antimalarials

Wherever possible, travelling into endemic countries should be delayed until after the lactation period. The drug chosen, whether for treatment or prophylaxis, should be based…

Safety in Lactation: Antimetabolites

Antineoplastic antimetabolites, whether used as monotherapy or in combination with other antineoplastics, are contra-indicated in breastfeeding (except where indicated below) because of their effects on…

Safety in Lactation: Antimigraine drugs

If simple analgesics, e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, are insufficient to treat symptoms, sumatriptan is the drug of choice for the treatment of acute migraine. Although…

Safety in Lactation: Antimuscarinic drugs

These antimuscarinics are used as premedication, to dry secretions, and for intraoperative bradycardia. They are given as a single dose by injection, repeated if necessary…

Safety in Lactation: Antipruritics

Topical antipruritics are not considered to pose any risk to a breastfeeding infant, with the exception of topical doxepin which should be avoided if possible.…

Safety in Lactation: Antithyroid drugs

For use of carbimazole or propylthiouracil, monitoring the infant’s thyroid function should be considered, especially in newborn infants, although no cases of thyroid function alteration…

Safety in Lactation: Antituberculosis drugs

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other professional organisations advise that breastfeeding should not be discouraged in women with tuberculosis. However, the…
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