Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution while Breastfeeding
It is recommended to breastfeed exclusively for six months and then while introducing to other food sources extend it to twelve months. In this duration most mothers will need help of some sort of medication, It could be for short term like could and flue or it could be something chronic like Arthritis or Diabetes and here comes the question of safety of medication in use. In this post we will figure out what is Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution and whether its safe to use Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution while nursing or not.

What is Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution used for?

helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive

Brief: Expectorant

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution low risk for breastfeeding
Guaifenesin is the one and only active ingredient present in Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution. Guaifenesin in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Guaifenesin in breastfeeding.

Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution Breastfeeding Analsys

Guaifenesin while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 93-14-1

It is used as an expectorant, alone or in association with other products. Proofs on its effectiveness are sparse. In some instances, preparations of Guaifenesin may contain alcohol as excipient with a concentration as high as 5%. At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Until more information on this medication is available, other option known to be safer would be recommended, mostly in the post-natal period or in cases of prematurity. If used while breastfeeding, a moderate use with the lowest dose as possible and avoiding those preparations with alcoholic excipient, should be preferred. Because effectiveness is poor and likelihood of side effects does exist, especially in multi-association, the US Agency for Drug Administration (FDA) is currently doing efforts for discontinuation of this and others at-the-counter products, that are formulated for cough relief (Guaifenesin, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine, Pseudoephedrine, Brompheniramine, etc.)

Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Guaifenesin while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 93-14-1

Neither the excretion of guaifenesin in milk nor its effect on breastfed infants have been studied. It is unlikely that with usual maternal doses amounts in breastmilk would harm the nursing infant, especially in infants over 2 months of age. It is best to avoid the use of products with a high alcohol content while nursing.

What if I already have used Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution?

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 Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution comes in category of low risk drug.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution, is it safe?

Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution 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 Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Robafen | Guaifenesin Solution 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