I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use DXM [Antitussive]? Is DXM [Antitussive] safe for nursing mother and child? Does DXM [Antitussive] extracts into breast milk? Does DXM [Antitussive] has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can DXM [Antitussive] influence milk supply or can DXM [Antitussive] decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for DXM [Antitussive] is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of DXM [Antitussive] is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research also indicates that DXM [Antitussive] does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of DXM [Antitussive] 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.
Cough suppressant related with morphine and codeine which is lacking of analgesic or sedative properties. Commonly prescribed by pediatricians. On latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found. Because reported low toxicity and mild side effect it is considered to be safe while breastfeeding. Frequently associated to caffeine and other products that are usually compatible with breastfeeding. Avoid use of multiple drug and alcohol containing medication.
Neither the excretion of DXM [Antitussive] in milk nor its effect on breastfed infants have been studied. It is unlikely that with usual maternal doses amounts in breastmilk would harm the nursing infant, especially in infants over 2 months of age. It is best to avoid the use of products with a high alcohol content while nursing.
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