Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Ranitidine Syrup while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Ranitidine Syrup.
What is Ranitidine Syrup used for?
Ranitidine oral solution, USP is indicated in: Short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer. Most patients heal within 4 weeks. Studies available to date have not assessed the safety of ranitidine in uncomplicated duodenal ulcer for periods of more than 8 weeks. Maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of acute ulcers. No placebo-controlled comparative studies have been carried out for periods of longer than 1 year. The treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and systemic mastocytosis). Short-term treatment of active, benign gastric ulcer. Most patients heal within 6 weeks and the usefulness of further treatment has not been demonstrated. Studies available to date have not assessed the safety of ranitidine in uncomplicated, benign gastric ulcer for periods of more than 6 weeks. Maintenance therapy for gastric ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of acute ulcers. Placebo-controlled studies have been carried out for 1 year. Treatment of GERD. Symptomatic relief commonly occurs within 24 hours after starting therapy with ranitidine oral solution, USP 150 mg twice daily. Treatment of endoscopically diagnosed erosive esophagitis. Symptomatic relief of heartburn commonly occurs within 24 hours of therapy initiation with ranitidine oral solution, USP 150 mg 4 times daily. Maintenance of healing of erosive esophagitis. Placebo-controlled trials have been carried out for 48 weeks. Concomitant antacids should be given as needed for pain relief to patients with active duodenal ulcer; active, benign gastric ulcer; hypersecretory states; GERD; and erosive esophagitis.
Is Ranitidine Syrup usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
As per our analysis Ranitidine Syrup contains only one ingredient and that is Ranitidine. We have analyzed Ranitidine and it seems to be safe to use Ranitidine while breastfeeding, that means usage of Ranitidine Syrup shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Ranitidine usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Ranitidine is secreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when ranitidine oral solution, USP is administered to a nursing mother.
Ranitidine Syrup Breastfeeding Analsys
Ranitidine while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 66357-35-5
Drug which is commonly used in pediatric therapy even for newborn treatment. Excreted in high amount into breast milk although infant intake is reportedly lower than usual therapeutic dose. No side effects on breastfed babies have been reported. Increase of Prolactin levels has been shown, yet it does not induce galactorrhea.
Ranitidine Syrup Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Ranitidine while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 66357-35-5
Although interpatient variability exists, the dose of ranitidine in breastmilk is less than the dose used in newborn infants. Maternal ranitidine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are required.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Ranitidine Syrup?
As usage of Ranitidine Syrup is mostly safe while breastfeeding hence there should not be any concern. In case of any change in behavior or health of your baby you should inform your health care provider about usage of Ranitidine Syrup else no further action is required.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Ranitidine Syrup, is it safe?
Usage of Ranitidine Syrup is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Ranitidine Syrup, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Ranitidine Syrup 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