Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered ? Know what is Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered is safe for your kid or not.
What is Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered used for?
ZOMIG Nasal Spray is a 5HT1B/1D receptor agonist (triptan) indicated for: Acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults (1) Important limitations: Use only after a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established (1.2) Not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine (1.2) Not indicated for the treatment of cluster headache (1.2) 1.1 Acute Treatment of Migraine Attacks ZOMIG Nasal Spray is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. 1.2 Important Limitations ZOMIG should only be used where a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established. If a patient has no response for the first migraine attack treated with ZOMIG, the diagnosis of migraine should be reconsidered before ZOMIG is administered to treat any subsequent attacks. ZOMIG is not intended for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine [see Contraindications (4.6)]. Safety and effectiveness of ZOMIG have not been established for cluster headache, which is present in an older, predominantly male population.
Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?
Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered contains only one active ingredient that is Zolmitriptan. We have analyzed the usage of Zolmitriptan in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Zolmitriptan poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known whether zolmitriptan is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when zolmitriptan is administered to a nursing woman. Lactating rats dosed with zolmitriptan had levels in milk equivalent to maternal plasma levels at 1 hour and 4 times higher than plasma levels at 4 hours.
Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered Breastfeeding Analsys
Zolmitriptan while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 139264-17-8
On latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found. Similar to Sumitriptan composition which is known to have a low excretion into breast milk.
Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Zolmitriptan while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 139264-17-8
No published experience exists with zolmitriptan during breastfeeding. If zolmitriptan is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding; however, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
What if I already have used Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered?
During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered, is it safe?
Though Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.
If I am using Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Zomig | Zolmitriptan Spray, Metered 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