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 Oseltamivir Capsule while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Oseltamivir Capsule.
What is Oseltamivir Capsule used for?
Oseltamivir phosphate capsule is an influenza neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) indicated for: Treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza A and B in patients 2 weeks of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours. (1.1) Prophylaxis of influenza A and B in patients 1 year and older. (1.2) Limitations of Use: Not a substitute for annual influenza vaccination. (1.3) Consider available information on influenza drug susceptibility patterns and treatment effects when deciding whether to use. (1.3) Not recommended for patients with end-stage renal disease not undergoing dialysis. (1.3) 1.1 Treatment of Influenza Oseltamivir phosphate capsules are indicated for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated illness due to influenza A and B infection in patients 2 weeks of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours. 1.2 Prophylaxis of Influenza Oseltamivir phosphate capsules are indicated for the prophylaxis of influenza A and B in patients 1 year and older. 1.3 Limitations of Use Oseltamivir phosphate capsules are not a substitute for early influenza vaccination on an annual basis as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Influenza viruses change over time. Emergence of resistance substitutions could decrease drug effectiveness. Other factors (for example, changes in viral virulence) might also diminish clinical benefit of antiviral drugs. Prescribers should consider available information on influenza drug susceptibility patterns and treatment effects when deciding whether to use oseltamivir phosphate capsules[see Microbiology (12.4)]. Oseltamivir phosphate capsules are not recommended for patients with end-stage renal disease not undergoing dialysis [see Dosage and Administration (2.4) and Use in Specific Populations (8.6)].
Is Oseltamivir Capsule usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
As per our analysis Oseltamivir Capsule contains only one ingredient and that is Oseltamivir acid. We have analyzed Oseltamivir acid and it seems to be safe to use Oseltamivir acid while breastfeeding, that means usage of Oseltamivir Capsule shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Oseltamivir acid usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.
Oseltamivir Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys
Oseltamivir acid while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 204255-11-8
Prophylaxis and treament of Influenza virus disease. Excreted in non-significant levels into breast milk. No adverse effects have been shown in breastfed infants.
Oseltamivir Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Oseltamivir acid while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 196618-13-0
Limited data indicate that oseltamivir and its active metabolite are poorly excreted into breastmilk. Maternal dosages of 150 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants, especially if the infant is older than 2 months. Infants over 1 year of age can receive oseltamivir directly in doses much larger than those in breastmilk.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Oseltamivir Capsule?
As usage of Oseltamivir Capsule 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 Oseltamivir Capsule else no further action is required.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Oseltamivir Capsule, is it safe?
Usage of Oseltamivir Capsule is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Oseltamivir Capsule, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Oseltamivir Capsule 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