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 Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G.
What is Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G used for?
ALLEGRA is an H1-receptor antagonist indicated for: Relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients ≥ 2 years of age (1.1) Treatment of uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in patients ≥ 6 months of age. (1.2) 1.1 Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis ALLEGRA is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 2 years of age and older. 1.2 Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria ALLEGRA is indicated for treatment of uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children 6 months of age and older.
I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?
As per our analysis Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G contains only one ingredient and that is Fexofenadine hydrochloride. We have analyzed Fexofenadine hydrochloride and it seems to be safe to use Fexofenadine hydrochloride while breastfeeding, that means usage of Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Fexofenadine hydrochloride usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known if fexofenadine is excreted in human milk. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in women during lactation. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when fexofenadine hydrochloride is administered to a nursing woman.
Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G Breastfeeding Analsys
Fexofenadine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 153439-40-8
Antihistamine drug of 2nd generation, piperidine derivative, which is an active metabolite of Terfenadine with minimal sedative effect. Oral administration twice a day. It is excreted into breast milk in clinically non-significant amount (Butler 2014, So 2010, Leachman 2006, Lucas 1995). On a telephone interview, 10% of infants whose mothers were on terfenadine, recognized to have experienced colicky pain and hyperexcitability that disappeared without treatment (Ito 1993). American Academy of Pediatrics: medication usually compatible with breastfeeding (AAP 2001).
Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Fexofenadine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 83799-24-0
Because of its lack of sedation and low milk levels, maternal use of fexofenadine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Fexofenadine might have a negative effect on lactation, especially in combination with a sympathomimetic agent such as pseudoephedrine.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G?
Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.
My health care provider has asked me to use Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G, what to do?
Usage of Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Allegra | Fexofenadine Hydrochloride .03 G 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