Ethosuximide 250 Mg Breastfeeding
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 Ethosuximide 250 Mg and its suitability with breastfeeding.

What is Ethosuximide 250 Mg used for?

Ethosuximide is indicated for the control of absence (petit mal) epilepsy.

Is Ethosuximide 250 Mg usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Ethosuximide 250 Mg high risk while breastfeeding
As Ethosuximide 250 Mg is made of only Ethosuximide, and Ethosuximide is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Ethosuximide 250 Mg is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Ethosuximide and Ethosuximide 250 Mg 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.

Ethosuximide 250 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys

Ethosuximide while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 77-67-8

Some cases of sedation and hyperexcitability and weak suction have been described. It have been reported, though, one case of two months lasting irritability and insomnia in an infant born to a mother who had taken the drug during pregnancy but did not breastfeed the child. If a pregnant woman has not been switched to other anti-convulsivant drug it would be a better option for the mother to keep-on suckling her child and follow-up the infant closely.

Ethosuximide 250 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Ethosuximide while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 77-67-8

Average ethosuximide dosages of 50 to 60% of the maternal weight-adjusted dosage are excreted in human milk and infant plasma levels of 25 to 30% of maternal levels are common. Although no adverse effects attributable solely to ethosuximide in breastmilk have been reported, monitor the infant for drowsiness, adequate weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger, exclusively breastfed infants and when using combinations of anticonvulsants. Measurement of an infant serum level might help rule out toxicity if there is a concern.

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Ethosuximide 250 Mg?

If you observer abnormal behavior or any other health issue in infant then you should immediately call 911 or contact other contact other emergency service provider in your area otherwise closely monitor the baby and inform your doctor about your Ethosuximide 250 Mg usage and time interval of breastfeeding.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Ethosuximide 250 Mg, is it safe?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Ethosuximide 250 Mg then there must be good reason for that as Ethosuximide 250 Mg is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.

If I am using Ethosuximide 250 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Ethosuximide 250 Mg and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Ethosuximide 250 Mg 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