Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet 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 Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet and some common side effects associated with Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet.

What is Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet used for?

Hydromorphone hydrochloride, USP 8 mg tablets are indicated for the management of pain in patients where an opioid analgesic is appropriate.

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet contains Hydromorphone hydrochloride as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Hydromorphone hydrochloride but we do have analysis of Hydromorphone hydrochloride, which is used in manufacturing of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet. You can get a good idea about Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Low levels of opioid analgesics have been detected in human milk. As a general rule, nursing should not be undertaken while a patient is receiving hydromorphone hydrochloride since it, and other drugs in this class, may be excreted in the milk.

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Hydromorphone hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 466-99-9

Limited data indicate that hydromorphone is excreted into breastmilk in small amounts, but large maternal dosages have caused neonatal central nervous system depression. In general, maternal use of oral narcotics during breastfeeding can cause infant drowsiness, central nervous system depression and even death. Hydromorphone use should be limited in nursing mothers.[1] Newborn infants seem to be particularly sensitive to the effects of even small dosages of narcotic analgesics. Once the mother's milk comes in, it is best to provide pain control with a nonnarcotic analgesic and limit maternal intake of hydromorphone to a few days at a low dosage with close infant monitoring. If the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness (more than usual), difficulty breastfeeding, breathing difficulties, or limpness, a physician should be contacted immediately.

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet and breastfeeding

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet?

We are not completely sure about safety of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet, is it safe?

If your doctor considers Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.

If I am using Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablet 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