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Question

I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Ketorolac? Is Ketorolac safe for nursing mother and child? Does Ketorolac extracts into breast milk? Does Ketorolac has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Ketorolac influence milk supply or can Ketorolac decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Ketorolac lactation summary

Ketorolac is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Ketorolac is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Ketorolac is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Ketorolac does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Ketorolac safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Ketorolac usage in lactation

Excretion into breast milk is insignificant and safe for pediatric treatment. Since the possibility of harmful effects on the blood and kidney among treated patients is controversial (not through breast milk) high dosing would better be avoided within 21 days post delivery. Keratolac eye drops are very safe because a low content of drug. The American Academy of Pediatrics rates it usually compatible with breastfeeding.

Answer by DrLact: About Ketorolac usage in lactation

Limited data indicate that milk levels of ketorolac are low with the usual oral dosage, but milk levels have not been measured after higher injectable dosages. Use caution when using systemic ketorolac in nursing mothers, especially with the injectable drug. Maternal use of ketorolac eye drops would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. To substantially diminish the amount of drug that reaches the breastmilk after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
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