Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet while Breastfeeding
There are high number of clear evidence that breastfeeding provides best nutrition that you can give to your baby. It is also evident that lactation is good for mothers health as well. Evolution has designed breastfeeding in a way that it caters all nutritional need of your child. However modern medicine is quite new for evolution, that is why mothers body is not well prepared to filter unnecessary chemical found in medicines. It becomes a necessity to figure out which drug is safe and which drug is dangerous for your newborn while nursing. In this article we will understand function of Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet and its suitability with breastfeeding.

What is Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet used for?

temporarily relieves ■ nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies and nasal congestion associated with sinusitis ■ sinus congestion and pressure

Brief: Nasal Decongestant

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

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

Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Phenylephrine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 59-42-7

Used on topical decongestant solutions for nose drops at low concentration. 10% midriatic eye drops are available. Because low concentration is used on nose and ophtalmic drops a significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely. Low oral biodisponibility minimizes any risk of harmful effect in the infant. Authorized for nasal or ophtalmic use on children aged younger than 1 year. Although on latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found it is considered to be safe when minimal dose is used. Avoid excessive or long term use. A related drug Pseudoephedrine can inhibit milk production. It would be advisable to press on the lachrimal sac to minimize absorption.

Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Phenylephrine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 59-42-7

The oral bioavailability of phenylephrine is only about 40%,[1] so the drug is unlikely to reach the infant in large amounts. However, intravenous or oral administration of phenylephrine might decrease milk production. Because no information is available on the use of oral phenylephrine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.Phenylephrine nasal spray or ophthalmic drops are less likely to decrease lactation. To substantially diminish the effect of the drug after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet?

Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet 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 Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.

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

Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet 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 Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Phenylephrine Hcl Tablet 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