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

Meclomen (free acid) lactation summary

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

On latest update no published data about breastfeeding were found Its high plasma protein binding makes excretion into breast milk unlikely Until more information on this drug concerning breastfeeding is available, a safer alternative is preferred.

Answer by DrLact: About Meclomen (free acid) usage in lactation

Because no information is available on the use of Meclomen (free acid) during breastfeeding, other agents may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
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