Meloxicam Tablet Breastfeeding

Modern medicine has evolved so much so that sooner or later every breastfeeding mother needs to take it in one form or other. Medication that is present in mothers blood will transfer into her breast milk to some extent. Most drugs do so at low levels and pose no real risk to infants but then there are some exceptions. In This post will discuss whether Meloxicam Tablet is safe in breast-feeding or not.

What is Meloxicam Tablet used for?

Meloxicam Tablets are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for: Osteoarthritis (OA) (1.1) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (1.2) 1.1 Osteoarthritis (OA) Meloxicam tablets are indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis [see CLINICAL STUDIES (14.1)]. 1.2 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Meloxicam tablets are indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis [see CLINICAL STUDIES (14.1)].

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

Meloxicam Tablet low risk for breastfeeding
Meloxicam is the one and only active ingredient present in Meloxicam Tablet. Meloxicam in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Meloxicam Tablet also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Meloxicam 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; however, meloxicam was excreted in the milk of lactating rats at concentrations higher than those in plasma. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from meloxicam a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Meloxicam Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Meloxicam while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 71125-38-7

At latest update, relevant information on excretion into breast milk was not found. Due to a high serum-protein-binding capacity, excretion into breast milk seems to be unlikely. Until more information on this drug is available, another know therapeutic alternative should be preferred, especially in cases of breastfeeding an infant younger than one month or prematures.

Meloxicam Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Meloxicam while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 71125-38-7

Because no information is available on the use of meloxicam during breastfeeding, other agents may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Meloxicam Tablet, what should I do?

Meloxicam Tablet is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Meloxicam Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Meloxicam Tablet, is it safe?

Though Meloxicam Tablet 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 Meloxicam Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Meloxicam Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Meloxicam Tablet 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