Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit while Breastfeeding
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 Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit for its safety in breastfeeding.

What is Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit ?


temporarily relieves sinus congestion and pressure temporarily relieves nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies
Uses temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: runny nose sneezing itchy, watery eyes itching of the nose or throat nasal congestion temporarily relieves these symptoms due to the common cold: runny nose sneezing nasal congestion temporarily relieves sinus congestion and pressure

Purpose: Nasal decongestant
Active ingredients (in each tablet) Purpose Diphenhydramine HCl 25 mg Antihistamine Phenylephrine HCl 10 mg Nasal decongestant

Can I use Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit while breastfeeding?

Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit low risk for breastfeeding
Task to evaluate the effect of Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit is quite difficult as it consist mainly 3 ingredients. However we have analyzed all 3 active ingredients and have reached a conclusion that Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit poses low risk while breastfeeding. Below we have summarized our analysis of each 3 ingredients.

Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit Breastfeeding Analsys


Phenylephrine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 59-42-7

Used on topical decongestant solutions for nose drops at low concentration. 10% midriatic eye drops are available. Because low concentration is used on nose and ophtalmic drops a significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely. Low oral biodisponibility minimizes any risk of harmful effect in the infant. Authorized for nasal or ophtalmic use on children aged younger than 1 year. Although on latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found it is considered to be safe when minimal dose is used. Avoid excessive or long term use. A related drug Pseudoephedrine can inhibit milk production. It would be advisable to press on the lachrimal sac to minimize absorption.

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 58-73-1

It is a first generation antihistamine drug (Ethanolamine) with a strong sedative effect. A high protein-binding capacity makes difficult an excretion into breast milk in significant amounts in accordance with old studies that had confirmed it. The absorption from ingested mother's milk to the infant's plasma is hampered by a low oral bioavailability. For both, the mother and the infant is safer the use of antihistamine medication with higher safety levels without sedative effect, especially when the child is a premature or younger than 1 month old. Neither a decrease of milk production nor alteration of Prolactin release have been shown with the use of this drug. When used while breastfeeding do it with the lower dose as possible and avoid a long-term use. Check up for feeding difficulty and somnolence in the infant. Bed-sharing with the infant is not recommended for parents who are on this medication.

Phenylephrine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 59-42-7

Used on topical decongestant solutions for nose drops at low concentration. 10% midriatic eye drops are available. Because low concentration is used on nose and ophtalmic drops a significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely. Low oral biodisponibility minimizes any risk of harmful effect in the infant. Authorized for nasal or ophtalmic use on children aged younger than 1 year. Although on latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found it is considered to be safe when minimal dose is used. Avoid excessive or long term use. A related drug Pseudoephedrine can inhibit milk production. It would be advisable to press on the lachrimal sac to minimize absorption.


Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit Breastfeeding Analsys - 2


Phenylephrine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 59-42-7

The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%,[1] so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts. However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.Phenylephrine nasal spray or ophthalmic drops are less likely to decrease lactation. To substantially diminish the effect of the drug after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.

Diphenhydramine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 58-73-1

Small, occasional doses of diphenhydramine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply, particularly in combination with a sympathomimetic such as pseudoephedrine or before lactation is well established. Single bedtime doses after the last feeding of the day may be adequate for many women and will minimize any effects of the drug. The nonsedating antihistamines are preferred alternatives.

Phenylephrine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 59-42-7

The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%,[1] so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts. However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.Phenylephrine nasal spray or ophthalmic drops are less likely to decrease lactation. To substantially diminish the effect of the drug after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.



I already used Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?

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 Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit comes in category of low risk drug.


My doctor has prescribed me Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit, what should I do?

Though Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit 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 Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Sudafed Pe Sinus Congestion | Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride And Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Kit in breastfeeding?

US
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

UK
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

Australia
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Canada
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week