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 Metaxalone Tablet for its safety in breastfeeding.
What is Metaxalone Tablet used for?
Metaxalone is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomforts associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. The mode of action of this drug has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its sedative properties. Metaxalone does not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.
Is Metaxalone Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
As Metaxalone Tablet is made of only Metaxalone, and Metaxalone is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Metaxalone Tablet is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Metaxalone and Metaxalone Tablet during location. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly. We also recommend you talk to your health care provider before making final decision.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
NURSING MOTHERS It is not known whether this drug is secreted in human milk. As a general rule, nursing should not be undertaken while a patient is on a drug since many drugs are excreted in human milk.
Metaxalone Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Metaxalone while Breastfeeding Unsafe
CAS Number: 1665-48-1
Not commercially available in Spain
I already used Metaxalone Tablet and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?
We have already established that Metaxalone Tablet is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Metaxalone Tablet is not a good idea however if have already used and then breastfed the baby then you shall monitor the behavior and health of baby closely and inform your doctor as soon as possible. In case of emergency please call 911.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Metaxalone Tablet, is it safe?
If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Metaxalone Tablet then there must be good reason for that as Metaxalone Tablet is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.
If I am using Metaxalone Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Metaxalone Tablet and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Metaxalone 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