Protamine Sulfate Injection Breastfeeding
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 Protamine Sulfate Injection while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Protamine Sulfate Injection.

What is Protamine Sulfate Injection used for?

Protamine Sulfate Injection, USP is indicated in the treatment of heparin overdosage.

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Protamine Sulfate Injection. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Protamine Sulfate Injection low risk for breastfeeding
Protamine sulfate is the one and only active ingredient present in Protamine Sulfate Injection. Protamine sulfate in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Protamine Sulfate Injection also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Protamine sulfate in breastfeeding.

Protamine Sulfate Injection Breastfeeding Analsys

Protamine sulfate while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 9009-65-8

Sperm protein of salmonide fish that may be used as heparin antidote (neutralizing effect by forming non-active stable complexes), and, as a drug to delay absorption of Insulin (NPH Insulin). Due to its protein structure a trespass to breast milk, or, oral absorption is highly unlikely.

Protamine Sulfate Injection and breastfeeding

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Protamine Sulfate Injection?

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

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Protamine Sulfate Injection, is it safe?

Protamine Sulfate Injection comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Protamine Sulfate Injection, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Protamine Sulfate Injection 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