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Question

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

Ponstel lactation summary

Ponstel is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Ponstel is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Ponstel is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Ponstel does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Ponstel 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.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Ponstel usage in lactation

Excretion into breast milk is non-significant without side-effects reported in breastfed infants from treated mothers. It was not found, or, only in very low levels neither in the plasma nor the urine of those infants. Because of a paucity of published reports on it, it is recommended the use of alternative medication in the neonatal period or in case of prematurity. The American Academy of Pediatrics (2012) rates it as a maternal medication that is usually compatible with breastfeeding.

Answer by DrLact: About Ponstel usage in lactation

If Ponstel is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. Because there is little published experience with Ponstel during breastfeeding and it is potentially toxic, other agents may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Ponstel Side Effects in Breastfeeding

Ten newborns were breastfed for 4 days during maternal intake of Ponstel. No mention was made of infant side effects or lack thereof.[1]
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