Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg Breastfeeding
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 Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg.

What is Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg used for?

Primidone tablets, used alone or concomitantly with other anticonvulsants, are indicated in the control of grand mal, psychomotor, and focal epileptic seizures. It may control grand mal seizures refractory to other anticonvulsant therapy.

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg low risk for breastfeeding
Primidone is the one and only active ingredient present in Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg. Primidone in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Primidone in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
In Nursing Mothers There is evidence in mothers treated with primidone, the drug appears in the milk in substantial quantities. Since tests for the presence of primidone in biological fluids are too complex to be carried out in the average clinical laboratory, it is suggested that the presence of undue somnolence and drowsiness in nursing newborns of primidone-treated mothers be taken as an indication that nursing should be discontinued.

Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys

Primidone while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 125-33-7

Phenobarbital analog drug. Assess for sedation, apnea, feeding difficulties among neonates. Hypoprotrombinemia is likely.

Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Primidone while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 125-33-7

Ample evidence exists that primidone taken during nursing can affect the breastfed infant. Infant serum levels of primidone and its metabolites are often near or in the therapeutic range and symptoms of sedation and poor nursing have been reported. On the other hand, infants exposed in utero sometimes have withdrawal symptoms that are either alleviated by breastfeeding or worsened when breastfeeding is abruptly stopped. If primidone is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However the infant must be monitored for drowsiness, adequate nursing and weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger, exclusively breastfed infants and when using combinations of anticonvulsant drugs. Measurement of an infant serum level might help rule out toxicity if there is a concern.

Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg and breastfeeding

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg?

Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg 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 Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg, is it safe?

Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Primidone Primidone 7.5 Mg

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Primidone Primidone 7.5 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