Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Montelukast | Cardinal Health while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Montelukast | Cardinal Health.
What is Montelukast | Cardinal Health used for?
1 INDICATIONS & USAGE Montelukast sodium tablet is a leukotriene receptor antagonist indicated for: •Prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma in patients 15 years ofage and older (1.1). •Acute prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in patients 15 years of age and older (1.2). •Relief of symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR): seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) in patients 15 years of age and older, and perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) in patients 15 years of age and older (1.3). 1.1 Asthma Montelukast sodium tablet is indicated for the prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma in adults and adolescent patients 15 years of age and older. 1.2 Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB) Montelukast sodium tablet is indicated for prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in patients 15 years of age and older. 1.3 Allergic Rhinitis Montelukast sodium tablet is indicated for the relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients 15 years of age and older and perennial allergic rhinitis in patients 15 years of age and older.
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Montelukast | Cardinal Health. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
As per our analysis Montelukast | Cardinal Health contains only one ingredient and that is Montelukast. We have analyzed Montelukast and it seems to be safe to use Montelukast while breastfeeding, that means usage of Montelukast | Cardinal Health shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Montelukast usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers Studies in rats have shown that montelukast is excreted in milk. It is not known if montelukast is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when montelukast sodium tablets are given to a nursing mother.
Montelukast | Cardinal Health Breastfeeding Analsys
Montelukast while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 151767-02-1
Pharmacokinetic data (moderately high molecular weight and high protein-binding capacity) explain an observed very low excretion into breastmilk (Datta 2016). A drug of the same group and similar effect, Zafirlukast, is also excreted into breastmilk in non-significant amounts. It is a licensed medication to be used in infants from 6 months of age on. Indeed, it has been used as early as 3 months of age with the same tolerance observed in older children.
Montelukast | Cardinal Health Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Montelukast while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 158966-92-8
Very low levels of montelukast appear in breastmilk. Montelukast is approved for use in children as young as 6 months of age and has been used in neonates in dosages far greater than the amounts in breastmilk. Amounts ingested by the infant would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants No special precautions are required.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Montelukast | Cardinal Health?
As usage of Montelukast | Cardinal Health is mostly safe while breastfeeding hence there should not be any concern. In case of any change in behavior or health of your baby you should inform your health care provider about usage of Montelukast | Cardinal Health else no further action is required.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Montelukast | Cardinal Health, is it safe?
Usage of Montelukast | Cardinal Health is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Montelukast | Cardinal Health, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Montelukast | 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