Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection Breastfeeding
For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection and some common side effects associated with Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection.

What is Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection used for?


Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride injection is a relatively selective alpha2-adrenergic agonist indicated for: Sedation of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures. (1.1) 1.1 Procedural Sedation Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride injection is indicated for sedation of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures.

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection contains Dexmedetomidine as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Dexmedetomidine but we do have analysis of Dexmedetomidine, which is used in manufacturing of Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection. You can get a good idea about Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known whether dexmedetomidine hydrochloride is excreted in human milk. Radio-labeled dexmedetomidine administered subcutaneously to lactating female rats was excreted in milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when dexmedetomidine hydrochloride is administered to a nursing woman.

Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection Breastfeeding Analsys


Dexmedetomidine while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 113775-47-6

Limited data indicate that very small amounts of dexmedetomidine are excreted into breastmilk for 6 hours after the end of an infusion. Because of the small amounts of colostrum secreted in the first day postpartum, the dose received by a neonate is unlikely to be of any consequence when the drug is used during delivery. The drug is absent from breastmilk by 24 hours after the end of an infusion. Dexmedetomidine would not be expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants or neonates.


Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection and breastfeeding

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection?

We are not completely sure about safety of Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.


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

If your doctor considers Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.


If I am using Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Dexmedetomidine Hcl Injection in breastfeeding?

US
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

UK
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

Australia
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Canada
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week