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 Meloxicam 7.5 Mg for its safety in breastfeeding.
What is Meloxicam 7.5 Mg used for?
Meloxicam tablets are a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for: Osteoarthritis (OA) (1.1) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (1.2) 1.1 Osteoarthritis (OA) Meloxicam tablets are indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis [see Clinical Studies (14.1)]. 1.2 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Meloxicam tablets are indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis [see Clinical Studies ( 14.1 )].
Is Meloxicam 7.5 Mg usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Meloxicam is the one and only active ingredient present in Meloxicam 7.5 Mg. Meloxicam in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Meloxicam 7.5 Mg also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Meloxicam in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk; however, meloxicam was excreted in the milk of lactating rats at concentrations higher than those in plasma. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from meloxicam 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.
Meloxicam 7.5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys
Meloxicam while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 71125-38-7
At latest update, relevant information on excretion into breast milk was not found. Due to a high serum-protein-binding capacity, excretion into breast milk seems to be unlikely. Until more information on this drug is available, another know therapeutic alternative should be preferred, especially in cases of breastfeeding an infant younger than one month or prematures.
Meloxicam 7.5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Meloxicam while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 71125-38-7
Because no information is available on the use of meloxicam during breastfeeding, other agents may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
I already used Meloxicam 7.5 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 Meloxicam 7.5 Mg then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Meloxicam 7.5 Mg comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Meloxicam 7.5 Mg, is it safe?
Though Meloxicam 7.5 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 Meloxicam 7.5 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Meloxicam 7.5 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