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 Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for its safety in breastfeeding.
What is Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. used for?
For the treatment of constipation. In patients with a history of chronic constipation, lactulose solution therapy increases the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days on which bowel movements occur.
What are the risk associated with Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?
As per our analysis Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. contains only one ingredient and that is Lactulose. We have analyzed Lactulose and it seems to be safe to use Lactulose while breastfeeding, that means usage of Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Lactulose usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.
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, caution should be exercised when lactulose solution is administered to a nursing woman.
Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Breastfeeding Analsys
Lactulose while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 4618-18-2
Disaccharide (galactose and fructose) which is barely absorbed by the small intestine and reaches the large intestine (colon) where it exerts its action as an osmotic laxative drug. A small amount that is absorbed is excreted unmodified in the urine. At latest update were not found published data on excretion into breast milk. However, because it does not reach the mother's plasma, any concentration in the milk is not expected. Medication with authorized indication in infants.
I already used Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?
Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is it safe?
Definitely, Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
If I am using Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will my baby need extra monitoring?
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Lactulose | Nucare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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