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 Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet.
What is Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet used for?
Perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis Vasomotor rhinitis Allergic conjunctivitis due to inhalant allergens and foods Mild, uncomplicated allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema. Amelioration of allergic reactions to blood or plasma Cold urticaria Dermatographism As therapy for anaphylactic reactions adjunctive to epinephrine and other standard measures after the acute manifestations have been controlled.
Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?
Cyproheptadine hydrochloride is the one and only active ingredient present in Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet. Cyproheptadine hydrochloride in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Cyproheptadine hydrochloride in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from cyproheptadine, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Cyproheptadine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding Low Risk
It is a first generation antihistaminic and piperidine drug with a moderately sedative effect. Follow-up for sedation and feeding ability of the infant. Bed-sharing is not recommended for mothers who are taking this medication.
Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Cyproheptadine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 129-03-3
Unless it is intentionally being used to lower maternal serum prolactin levels, cyproheptadine should be avoided during lactation because it may interfere with lactation, particularly in combination with a sympathomimetic such as pseudoephedrine or before lactation is well established. The nonsedating antihistamines are preferred alternatives.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet?
Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet 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 Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet, is it safe?
Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet 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 Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not much monitoring required while using Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride Tablet
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Cyproheptadine 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