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 Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid.
What is Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid used for?
DILAUDID ORAL LIQUID and DILAUDID 8 mg TABLETS are indicated for the management of pain in patients where an opioid analgesic is appropriate.
I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?
Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid 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 Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid. You can get a good idea about Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid 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 DILAUDID ORAL LIQUID and DILAUDID 8 mg TABLETS since it, and other drugs in this class, may be excreted in the milk.
Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid 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. 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.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid?
We are not completely sure about safety of Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.
My health care provider has asked me to use Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid, what to do?
If your doctor considers Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid, 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 Dilaudid | Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Liquid 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