American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet for its safety in breastfeeding.
What is Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet used for?
Kerlone is indicated in the management of hypertension. It may be used alone or concomitantly with other antihypertensive agents, particularly thiazide-type diuretics.
What are the risk associated with Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?
Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet contains Betaxolol hydrochloride as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Betaxolol hydrochloride but we do have analysis of Betaxolol hydrochloride, which is used in manufacturing of Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet. You can get a good idea about Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing mothers Since Kerlone is excreted in human milk in sufficient amounts to have pharmacological effects in the infant, caution should be exercised when Kerlone is administered to a nursing mother.
Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Betaxolol hydrochloride while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 63659-18-7
Because of its relatively extensive excretion into breastmilk and minimal reported experience during breastfeeding, other beta-blocking agents may be preferred for systemic use, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. With use of betaxolol eye drops, it is not likely that sufficient amounts would be present in milk to affect the infant. To substantially diminish the amount of drug that reaches the breastmilk after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
I already used Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?
We are not completely sure about safety of Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet, is it safe?
If your doctor considers Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet, 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 Kerlone | Betaxolol Hydrochloride Tablet 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