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 Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg for its safety in breastfeeding.
What is Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg used for?
Rizatriptan benzoate tablets are indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults and in pediatric patients 6 to 17 years old. Limitations of Use Rizatriptan benzoate tablets should only be used where a clear diagnosis of migraine has been established. If a patient has no response for the first migraine attack treated with rizatriptan benzoate tablets, the diagnosis of migraine should be reconsidered before rizatriptan benzoate tablets are administered to treat any subsequent attacks. Rizatriptan benzoate tablets are not indicated for use in the management of hemiplegic or basilar migraine [see Contraindications (4)]. Rizatriptan benzoate tablets are not indicated for the prevention of migraine attacks. Safety and effectiveness of rizatriptan benzoate tablets have not been established for cluster headache. Rizatriptan benzoate is a serotonin (5-HT) 1B/1D receptor agonist (triptan) indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults and in pediatric patients 6 to 17 years of age (1) Limitations of Use: Use only after clear diagnosis of migraine has been established (1) Not indicated for the prophylactic therapy of migraine (1) Not indicated for the treatment of cluster headache (1)
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
Rizatriptan is the one and only active ingredient present in Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg. Rizatriptan in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Rizatriptan in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when rizatriptan benzoate is administered to a nursing woman. Rizatriptan is extensively excreted in rat milk, with levels in milk at least 5-fold higher than levels in maternal plasma.
Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys
Rizatriptan while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 144034-80-0
On latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found. Similar to Sumitriptan composition which is known to have a low excretion into breast milk.
Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Rizatriptan while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 144034-80-0
No published experience exists with rizatriptan during breastfeeding. If rizatriptan is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding; however, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
I already used Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg 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 Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg, is it safe?
Though Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg 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 Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Rizatriptan Benzoate 5 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