Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops while Breastfeeding

It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops is safe for baby while breastfed.

What is Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops used for?

: Hyoscyamine sulfate is effective as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer. It can also be used to control gastric secretion, visceral spasm and hypermotility in spastic colitis, spastic bladder, cystitis, pylorospasm, and associated abdominal cramps. May be used in functional intestinal disorders to reduce symptoms such as those seen in mild dysenteries, diverticulitis, and acute enterocolitis. For use as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis) and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Also used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of neurogenic bladder and neurogenic bowel disturbances (including the splenic flexure syndrome and neurogenic colon). Also used in the treatment of infant colic (elixir and drops). Hyoscyamine sulfate is indicated along with morphine or other narcotics in symptomatic relief of biliary and renal colic; as a "drying agent" in the relief of symptoms of acute rhinitis; in the therapy of parkinsonism to reduce rigidity and tremors and to control associated sialorrhea and hyperhidrosis. May be used in the therapy of poisoning by anticholinesterase agents.

Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops low risk for breastfeeding
Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops contains only one active ingredient that is Hyoscyamine sulfate. We have analyzed the usage of Hyoscyamine sulfate in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Hyoscyamine sulfate poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers: Hyoscyamine sulfate is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when hyoscyamine sulfate is administered to a nursing woman.

Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops Breastfeeding Analsys

Hyoscyamine sulfate while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 101-31-5

Use minimal and short-term dosage since anti-cholinergic drug may decrease breast milk production. Not commercially available in Spain

Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops and breastfeeding

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops?

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 Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops comes in category of low risk drug.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops, is it safe?

Though Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops 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 Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Hyoscyamine Sulfate Solution/ Drops 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