Flumazenil Injection Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Flumazenil Injection for its safety in breastfeeding.

What is Flumazenil Injection used for?

Adult Patients Flumazenil Injection, USP is indicated for the complete or partial reversal of the sedative effects of benzodiazepines in cases where general anesthesia has been induced and/or maintained with benzodiazepines, where sedation has been produced with benzodiazepines for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and for the management of benzodiazepine overdose. Pediatric Patients (aged 1 to 17) Flumazenil Injection, USP is indicated for the reversal of conscious sedation induced with benzodiazepines (see PRECAUTIONS: Pediatric Use ).

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

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

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Caution should be exercised when deciding to administer flumazenil to a nursing woman because it is not known whether flumazenil is excreted in human milk.

Flumazenil Injection Breastfeeding Analsys

Flumazenil while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 78755-81-4

Benzodiazepine neutralizing drug.

Is Flumazenil Injection safe while breastfeeding

I already used Flumazenil Injection and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?

Flumazenil Injection 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 Flumazenil Injection so you should inform him based on your convenience.

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

Though Flumazenil Injection 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 Flumazenil Injection, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Flumazenil Injection

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Flumazenil Injection 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