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 Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services.
What is Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services used for?
Methocarbamol tablets, USP are indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions. The mode of action of methocarbamol has not been clearly identified, but may be related to its sedative properties. Methocarbamol does not directly relax tense skeletal muscles in man.
Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?
Methocarbamol is the one and only active ingredient present in Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services. Methocarbamol in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Methocarbamol in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
NURSING MOTHERS Methocarbamol and/or its metabolites are excreted in the milk of dogs; however, it is not known whether methocarbamol or its metabolites are excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when methocarbamol tablets are administered to a nursing woman.
Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services Breastfeeding Analsys
Methocarbamol while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 532-03-6
At latest update no relevant data on this subject were found in connection with breastfeeding. Despite excretion into breast milk is likely, the elimination rate is quite rapid. Whenever possible use a minimal dose and let it to pass two hours until the next feed. Avoid in infants younger than one month of age. Watch for occurrence of symptoms like sedation and feeding refusal in the infant. Methocarbamol has been used for the treatment of Neonatal Tetanus. Methocarbamol has the capacity of dyeing body fluids with green and black colors.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services?
Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services 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 Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services so you should inform him based on your convenience.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services, is it safe?
Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services 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 Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not much monitoring required while using Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Methocarbamol | Unit Dose Services 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