I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use L-Acetylcysteine? Is L-Acetylcysteine safe for nursing mother and child? Does L-Acetylcysteine extracts into breast milk? Does L-Acetylcysteine has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can L-Acetylcysteine influence milk supply or can L-Acetylcysteine decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
- DrLact safety Score for L-Acetylcysteine is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
- A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of L-Acetylcysteine is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
- Our study of different scientific research also indicates that L-Acetylcysteine does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
- Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of L-Acetylcysteine 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.
Aminoacid with mucolytic properties. It is commonly used in infants either as a mucolytic, or, at a higher doses as a deintoxicant against paracetamol poisoning. It may be found in combination with other aminoacids in IV solutions for parenteral nutrition. On latest update no published data about breastfeeding were found. Because it is a toxicity free drug with low oral absorption and commonly prescribed to treat neonates, even at high dose,problems related to breastfeeding are highly unlikely.
No information is available on the use of L-Acetylcysteine during breastfeeding. If oral or intravenous L-Acetylcysteine is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. To avoid infant exposure, nursing mothers may consider pumping and discarding their milk for 30 hours after administration. L-Acetylcysteine is very minimally absorbed after inhalation, so breastfeeding can be continued and no special precautions are required.
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