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Safety in Lactation: Treatment of glaucoma

Beta blockers are used for primary, open-angle glaucoma; prostaglandins for open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension; brimonidine mainly as a second-line treatment; carbonic anhydrase inhibitors mainly…

Safety in Lactation: Urinary-tract infections

Nitrofurantoin and methenamine are indicated for treatment of acute and chronic urinary-tract infections and for prophylaxis . Information regarding their use in breastfeeding relates to…

Safety in Lactation: Vaccines and antisera

Although vaccines and toxoids (diphtheria and tetanus) are considered to be compatible with breastfeeding, their use should be limited to those situations where there is…

Safety in Lactation: Vinca alkaloids and etoposide

Vinca alkaloids, whether used as monotherapy or in combination with other antineoplastics, are contra-indicated in breastfeeding because of their cytotoxic action on dividing cells and…

Safety in Lactation: Viral hepatitis

Hepatitis B: Women infected with hepatitis B can breastfeed and this does not confer any additional risk for the transmission of hepatitis B. Infants of…

Safety in Lactation: Vitamins

Vitamins are normally divided into two groups – fat soluble (vitamins A, D, E and K) and water soluble (vitamins B and C). Maternal vitamin…
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