Acetylcysteine Solution Breastfeeding
For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Acetylcysteine Solution and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Acetylcysteine Solution and some common side effects associated with Acetylcysteine Solution.

What is Acetylcysteine Solution used for?

Acetylcysteine is indicated as adjuvant therapy for patients with abnormal, viscid, or inspissated mucous secretions in such conditions as: Chronic bronchopulmonary disease (chronic emphysema, emphysema with bronchitis, chronic asthmatic bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis and primary amyloidosis of the lung) Acute bronchopulmonary disease (pneumonia, bronchitis, tracheobronchitis) Pulmonary complications of cystic fibrosis Tracheostomy care Pulmonary complications associated with surgery Use during anesthesia Post-traumatic chest conditions Atelectasis due to mucous obstruction Diagnostic bronchial studies (bronchograms, bronchospirometry, and bronchial wedge catheterization)
INDICATIONS AND USAGE Acetylcysteine, administered orally, is indicated as an antidote to prevent or lessen hepatic injury which may occur following the ingestion of a potentially hepatotoxic quantity of acetaminophen. It is essential to initiate as soon as possible after the overdose and, in any case, within 24 hours of ingestion.

Is Acetylcysteine Solution usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Acetylcysteine Solution safe for breastfeeding
Acetylcysteine is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Acetylcysteine Solution, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Acetylcysteine it is safe to use Acetylcysteine Solution while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Acetylcysteine usage in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when acetylcysteine is administered to a nursing woman.

Acetylcysteine Solution Breastfeeding Analsys

Acetylcysteine while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 616-91-1

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.

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Acetylcysteine while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 616-91-1

No information is available on the use of acetylcysteine during breastfeeding. If oral or intravenous 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. Acetylcysteine is very minimally absorbed after inhalation, so breastfeeding can be continued and no special precautions are required.

Acetylcysteine Solution and breastfeeding

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Acetylcysteine Solution?

It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Acetylcysteine Solution and have used it then do not panic as Acetylcysteine Solution is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Acetylcysteine Solution, is it safe?

Definitely, Acetylcysteine Solution is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Acetylcysteine Solution, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Acetylcysteine Solution

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Acetylcysteine Solution in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week