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 Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg for its safety in breastfeeding.
What is Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg used for?
Clonidine hydrochloride tablets, USP are indicated in the treatment of hypertension. Clonidine hydrochloride tablets, USP may be employed alone or concomitantly with other antihypertensive agents.
Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?
Clonidine hydrochloride is the one and only active ingredient present in Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg. Clonidine hydrochloride in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Clonidine hydrochloride in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers As clonidine hydrochloride is excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when clonidine hydrochloride tablets are administered to a nursing woman.
Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys
Clonidine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 4205-90-7
It may inhibit prolactin release. Check-up blood pressure
Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Clonidine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 4205-90-7
Because of the high serum levels found in breastfed infants, possible infant side effects, and the possible negative effects on lactation, other antihypertensive agents are preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Clonidine used as a single postpartum dose as a neuraxial analgesia adjunct probably has not been studied, but it may reduce the need for other medications or their dosages, and appears unlikely to affect breastfeeding.
I already used Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?
Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg so you should inform him based on your convenience.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg, is it safe?
Though Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg 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 Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not much monitoring required while using Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.200 Mg 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