Modern medicine has evolved so much so that sooner or later every breastfeeding mother needs to take it in one form or other. Medication that is present in mothers blood will transfer into her breast milk to some extent. Most drugs do so at low levels and pose no real risk to infants but then there are some exceptions. In This post will discuss whether Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule is safe in breast-feeding or not.
What is Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule used for?
ELDEPRYL is indicated as an adjunct in the management of Parkinsonian patients being treated with levodopa/carbidopa who exhibit deterioration in the quality of their response to this therapy. There is no evidence from controlled studies that selegiline has any beneficial effect in the absence of concurrent levodopa therapy. Evidence supporting this claim was obtained in randomized controlled clinical investigations that compared the effects of added selegiline or placebo in patients receiving levodopa/carbidopa. Selegiline was significantly superior to placebo on all three principal outcome measures employed: change from baseline in daily levodopa/carbidopa dose, the amount of 'off' time, and patient self-rating of treatment success. Beneficial effects were also observed on other measures of treatment success (e.g., measures of reduced end of dose akinesia, decreased tremor and sialorrhea, improved speech and dressing ability and improved overall disability as assessed by walking and comparison to previous state).
I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?
Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule contains Selegiline hydrochloride as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Selegiline hydrochloride but we do have analysis of Selegiline hydrochloride, which is used in manufacturing of Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule. You can get a good idea about Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.
Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys
Selegiline hydrochloride while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 14611-51-9
A minimal amount of clinical use of selegiline during breastfeeding has been reported. Although no adverse reactions have been reported in the breastfed infants, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. The manufacturer of the selegiling transdermal patch recommends that breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment and for 5 days after the final dose.
I am nursing mother and I have already used Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule, what should I do?
We are not completely sure about safety of Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule. 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 Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule, what to do?
If your doctor considers Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule, 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 Eldepryl | Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule 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