There are high number of clear evidence that breastfeeding provides best nutrition that you can give to your baby. It is also evident that lactation is good for mothers health as well. Evolution has designed breastfeeding in a way that it caters all nutritional need of your child. However modern medicine is quite new for evolution, that is why mothers body is not well prepared to filter unnecessary chemical found in medicines. It becomes a necessity to figure out which drug is safe and which drug is dangerous for your newborn while nursing. In this article we will understand function of Methocarbamol Tablet and its suitability with breastfeeding.
What is Methocarbamol Tablet used for?
: Methocarbamol Tablets are indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. The mode of action of methocarbamol has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its sedative properties. Methocarbamol does not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.
Is Methocarbamol Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Methocarbamol is the one and only active ingredient present in Methocarbamol Tablet. Methocarbamol in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Methocarbamol Tablet also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Methocarbamol in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Methocarbamol and/or its metabolites are excreted in the milk of dogs; however, it is not known whether methocarbamol or its metabolites are excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Methocarbamol Tablets are administered to a nursing woman.
Methocarbamol Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Methocarbamol while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 532-03-6
At latest update no relevant data on this subject were found in connection with breastfeeding. Despite excretion into breast milk is likely, the elimination rate is quite rapid. Whenever possible use a minimal dose and let it to pass two hours until the next feed. Avoid in infants younger than one month of age. Watch for occurrence of symptoms like sedation and feeding refusal in the infant. Methocarbamol has been used for the treatment of Neonatal Tetanus. Methocarbamol has the capacity of dyeing body fluids with green and black colors.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Methocarbamol Tablet?
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 Methocarbamol Tablet then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Methocarbamol Tablet comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Methocarbamol Tablet, is it safe?
Methocarbamol 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 Methocarbamol Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Methocarbamol 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