Breastfeeding mothers should pay attention to the food and beverages consumed, because the intake into the mother’s body will also be consumed by infants through breast milk. Including when she had to take medication.
The first list of drugs that should not be consumed / not recommended for use by nursing mothers, and this has been discussed before.
The second is a list of drugs that may be consumed by breast-feeding mothers with a note that both the mother and baby should be monitored. List of these drugs is that drugs can still side effects, although not always, namely:
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs: high-dose salicylate.
Antibiotics and anti-infective drugs: Aminoglycosides, antimalarial, Cotrimoxazole, Ethambutol, Isoniazid, sulfonamides.
Anticoagulants and drugs that act on the cardiovascular system: Betablocker, Clonidine, Diuretic, Nicuomalone, reserpine, Warfarin.
Neuroprotective drug: barbiturates, benzodiazepine, Carbamazepine, Choral, dichloralphenazone, MAO inhibitors, Neprobamate, high dose phenothiazine, Phenytoin, primidone, Sodium Valproate.
Hormones and drugs that act on the endocrine system: Carbimazole, Corticosteroid, Estrogens Oral hypoglycaemic, thiouracil, Thyroxine.
Other medications: bronchodilators, Danthron, propantheline, Theophyline.
Here’s a list of drugs that are considered safe for breastfeeding mothers. These medications contain only very low levels that would not be found side effects in infants. These medications are:
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs: codeine, Dextropropoxyphene, Flufenamic acid, Ibuprofen, Ketoprofen, mefenamic acid, paracetamol, Pentazocine, Pethidine, Salicylates low doses.
Antibiotics and anti-infective drugs: Cephalosporin, Clindamycin, Erythromycin, lincomycin, Metronidazole, Nitrofurantoin, Penicillin, Rifampicin.
Anticoagulants and drugs that act on the cardiovascular system: Digoxin, Heparin, methyldopa.
Neuroprotective drug: low-dose barbiturate, benzodiazepine low dose, low-dose phenothiazine, tricyclic.
Hormones and drugs that act on the endocrine system: low-dose Corticosteroid, Insulin, Progesterone.
Other medications: Antacids, Antihistamines, Bisacodyl, Bulk laxatives, folic acid, iron, sodium cromoglycate, Vitamin A and low-dose D, Vitamin B and C.
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