Do you know that important immune protective proteins are present in breast milk? Breast milk also contains required vitamins, minerals, saturated and un saturated fats. These things are extremely important for development of healthy brain. If you are taking any medicine for short term or for the chronic reason then that passes in breast milk as well, that is why you should always check the drug with your health care provider. Here at DrLact we try to analyze drugs based on available researches and in this sheet we will present our analysis for Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg.
What is Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg used for?
Cimetidine tablets are indicated in: 1) Short-term treatment of active duodenal ulcer. Most patients heal within 4 weeks and there is rarely reason to use cimetidine at full dosage for longer than 6 to 8 weeks (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, Duodenal Ulcer). Concomitant antacids should be given as needed for relief of pain. However, simultaneous administration of oral cimetidine and antacids is not recommended, since antacids have been reported to interfere with the absorption of oral cimetidine. 2) Maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of active ulcer. Patients have been maintained on continued treatment with cimetidine 400 mg at bedtime for periods of up to five years. 3) Short-term treatment of active benign gastric ulcer. There is no information concerning usefulness of treatment periods of longer than eight weeks. 4) Erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Erosive esophagitis diagnosed by endoscopy. Treatment is indicated for twelve weeks for healing of lesions and control of symptoms. The use of cimetidine beyond twelve weeks has not been established (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, GERD). 5) The treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions (i.e., Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, systemic mastocytosis, multiple endocrine adenomas).
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg contains only one active ingredient that is Cimetidine. We have analyzed the usage of Cimetidine in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Cimetidine poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
NURSING MOTHERS Cimetidine is secreted in human milk and, as a general rule, nursing should not be undertaken while a patient is on a drug.
Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys
Cimetidine while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 51481-61-9
No long-term adverse effects have been reported. However, it is excreted in large amounts into breast milk. American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Cimetidine while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 51481-61-9
Limited information indicates that maternal cimetidine results in infant dosages much less than those given directly to neonates. Cimetidine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants, especially if the infant is older than 2 months. However, because of its potential for causing hepatic enzyme inhibition, other drugs might be preferred.
I already used Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?
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 Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg, is it safe?
Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg 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 Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Cimetidine Cimetidine 2.5 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