Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Benzonatate | Direct_rx ? Know what is Benzonatate | Direct_rx and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Benzonatate | Direct_rx is safe for your kid or not.
What is Benzonatate | Direct_rx used for?
Benzonatate USP is indicated for the symptomatic relief of cough.
Is Benzonatate | Direct_rx usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
As Benzonatate | Direct_rx is made of only Benzonatate, and Benzonatate is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Benzonatate | Direct_rx is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Benzonatate and Benzonatate | Direct_rx during location. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly. We also recommend you talk to your health care provider before making final decision.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
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 benzonatate is administered to a nursing woman.
Benzonatate | Direct_rx Breastfeeding Analsys
Benzonatate while Breastfeeding Unsafe
CAS Number: 104-31-4
Non-narcotic cough suppressant which is similar to Tetracaine. At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found. A product without well known pharmacokinetics that has caused serious poisoning in children and adults after oral ingestion.
What if I already have used Benzonatate | Direct_rx?
We have already established that Benzonatate | Direct_rx is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Benzonatate | Direct_rx is not a good idea however if have already used and then breastfed the baby then you shall monitor the behavior and health of baby closely and inform your doctor as soon as possible. In case of emergency please call 911.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Benzonatate | Direct_rx, is it safe?
If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Benzonatate | Direct_rx then there must be good reason for that as Benzonatate | Direct_rx is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.
If I am using Benzonatate | Direct_rx, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Benzonatate | Direct_rx and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Benzonatate | Direct_rx 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