For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Alprazolam | Cardinal Health and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Alprazolam | Cardinal Health and some common side effects associated with Alprazolam | Cardinal Health.
What is Alprazolam | Cardinal Health used for?
Anxiety Disorders Alprazolam tablets are indicated for the management of anxiety disorder (a condition corresponding most closely to the APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual [DSM-III-R] diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder) or the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with an anxiolytic. Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by unrealistic or excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation) about two or more life circumstances, for a period of 6 months or longer, during which the person has been bothered more days than not by these concerns. At least 6 of the following 18 symptoms are often present in these patients: Motor Tension (trembling, twitching, or feeling shaky; muscle tension, aches, or soreness; restlessness; easy fatigability); Autonomic Hyperactivity (shortness of breath or smothering sensations; palpitations or accelerated heart rate; sweating, or cold clammy hands; dry mouth; dizziness or light-headedness, nausea, diarrhea, or other abdominal distress; flushes or chills; frequent urination; trouble swallowing or ‘lump in throat’); Vigilance and Scanning (feeling keyed up or on edge; exaggerated startle response; difficulty concentrating or ‘mind going blank’ because of anxiety; trouble falling or staying asleep; irritability). These symptoms must not be secondary to another psychiatric disorder or caused by some organic factor. Anxiety associated with depression is responsive to alprazolam tablets. Panic Disorder Alprazolam tablets are also indicated for the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia. Studies supporting this claim were conducted in patients whose diagnoses corresponded closely to the DSM-III-R/IV criteria for panic disorder (see CLINICAL STUDIES). Panic disorder (DSM-IV) is characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks, i.e., a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort in which four (or more) of the following symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 minutes: (1) palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; (2) sweating; (3) trembling or shaking; (4) sensations of shortness of breath or smothering; (5) feeling of choking; (6) chest pain or discomfort; (7) nausea or abdominal distress; (8) feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint; (9) derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself); (10) fear of losing control; (11) fear of dying; (12) paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations); (13) chills or hot flushes. Demonstrations of the effectiveness of alprazolam tablets by systematic clinical study are limited to 4 months duration for anxiety disorder and 4 to 10 weeks duration for panic disorder; however, patients with panic disorder have been treated on an open basis for up to 8 months without apparent loss of benefit. The physician should periodically reassess the usefulness of the drug for the individual patient.
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Alprazolam | Cardinal Health. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
Alprazolam | Cardinal Health contains only one active ingredient that is Alprazolam. We have analyzed the usage of Alprazolam in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Alprazolam poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Alprazolam | Cardinal Health itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Benzodiazepines are known to be excreted in human milk. It should be assumed that alprazolam is as well. Chronic administration of diazepam to nursing mothers has been reported to cause their infants to become lethargic and to lose weight. As a general rule, nursing should not be undertaken by mothers who must use alprazolam tablets.
Alprazolam | Cardinal Health Breastfeeding Analsys
Alprazolam while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 28981-97-7
Short-acting benzodiazepine. A case of Abstinence Syndrome in a child after mother withhold of Alprazolam at 9 months and sedation among infants has been reported. Both circumstances indicate that excretion into breast milk - despite small (< 10% of maternal dose) - can achieve clinical significance. Hence, rapid acting and less excretion into breast milk should be preferred. Most benzodiacepine drugs may decrease prolactin levels but Alprazolam increases it. Short-term and low dose treatment is compatible with breastfeeding. Choise of a low dose and short-acting benzodiacepine is advisable especially in the post-partum period. Be aware of somnolence and poor feeding in the child. Bed-sharing is not recommended for mothers who are taking this medication.
Alprazolam | Cardinal Health Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Alprazolam while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 28981-97-7
Because of reports of effects in infants, including sedation, alprazolam is probably not the best benzodiazepine for repeated use during nursing, especially with a neonate or premature infant. A shorter-acting benzodiazepine without active metabolites is preferred. After a single dose of alprazolam, there is usually no need to wait to resume breastfeeding.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Alprazolam | Cardinal Health?
Alprazolam | Cardinal Health is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Alprazolam | Cardinal Health so you should inform him based on your convenience.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Alprazolam | Cardinal Health, is it safe?
Though Alprazolam | Cardinal Health 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 Alprazolam | Cardinal Health, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not much monitoring required while using Alprazolam | Cardinal Health
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Alprazolam | Cardinal Health 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