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

Calmepam lactation summary

Calmepam is unsafe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Calmepam is 5 out of 8 which is considered Unsafe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 5 indicates that usage of Calmepam may cause serious side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Calmepam may cause moderate to high side effects or may affect milk supply in lactating mother.
  • Our suggestion is to use safer alternate options rather than using Calmepam .
  • It is recommended to evaluate the advantage of not breastfeeding while using Calmepam Vs not using Calmepam And continue breastfeeding.
  • While using Calmepam Its must to monitor child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to 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 Calmepam usage in lactation

Benzodiazepine of long-acting type Reportedly, a coincident case of SIDS in an infant who had risk factors occurred, however, a causative relation with the drug was not recognized. Eventual usage and at low dose of benzodiazepines is compatible with breastfeeding. Use the benzodiazepine with the shortest action period and as minimal effective dose as possible, mostly for infants in the neonatal age. Follow-up for somnolence and troubles with feeding of the infant is recommended. Bed-sharing is not recommended for mothers who are on this medication.

Alternate Drugs for Anxiolytics. ATC N05B

Alprazolam(Low Risk)
Clorazepate(Low Risk)
Diazepam(Low Risk)
Meprobamate(Low Risk)
Clobazam(Low Risk)
Bentazepam(Low Risk)
Buspirone-Hcl(Low Risk)
Clotiazepam(Low Risk)
Halazepam(Low Risk)
Miltown(Low Risk)
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