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

Diflunisal lactation summary

Diflunisal usage has low risk in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Diflunisal is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Diflunisal may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Diflunisal may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Diflunisal low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • While using Diflunisal We suggest monitoring 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 Diflunisal usage in lactation

Salicylic acid derivative which is excreted into breast milk in low amount after an outdated source. Known safer alternatives would be preferred.

Answer by DrLact: About Diflunisal usage in lactation

The small amounts of diflunisal in milk do not appear to pose a serious risk to breastfeeding infants. However, a shorter-acting agents having more published information may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
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