Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet 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 Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet.

What is Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet used for?

Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine Indicated as therapy to abort or prevent vascular headache, e.g., migraine, migraine variants or so-called “histaminic cephalalgia”.

What are the risk associated with Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?

Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet high risk while breastfeeding
Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet consists two active ingredients Ergotamine tartrate and Caffeine and as per our analysis of both we have determined the Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet is unsafe during breastfeeding. We recommend you to check both ingredients below for better understanding of Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Ergot drugs are known to inhibit prolactin but there are no reports of decreased lactation with ergotamine tartrate and caffeine. Ergotamine is excreted in breast milk and may cause symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, weak pulse and unstable blood pressure in nursing infants. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from ergotamine tartrate and caffeine, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Ergotamine tartrate while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 113-15-5

Ergot derivative alkaloid. It may inhibit prolactin secretion. It is used together with other substances (e.g. caffeine, which is a cause of anxiety). Multiple drug association is not recommended. On latest update relevant data on breastfeeding was not found. Sumatriptan which is a drug with well known low excretion into breast milk should be an alternative treatment for Migraine.

Caffeine while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 58-08-2

Trimethylxanthine component which is present in many compounds like decongestant or pain relief drugs (50 to 100 mg per unit) . It is also present in many infusion beverages (coffee, tea, mate, guarana) and other drinks with allegedly energizing properties. See also Coffee, Caffeine (beverages). At a dose higher than 300 mg a-day may induce nervousness and irritability in the infant. Intravenous high doses used to treat post-epidural anesthesia headache within 2-3 days after delivery, before mature breast milk comes, are compatible with breastfeeding. High doses used Intravenously to treat headache related to epidural should be regarded as compatible with breastfeeding only in the 2-3 days before milk comes in. Elimination period may last from few hours in adults, to 3-4 days in the newborn infant. American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.

Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Ergotamine tartrate while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 113-15-5

Because there is limited published experience with ergotamine during breastfeeding and it might cause adverse effects in the infant, most authorities consider ergotamine to be undesirable to use during nursing.[1][2]

Caffeine while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 58-08-2

Caffeine appears in breastmilk rapidly after maternal ingestion. Insufficient high-quality data are available to make good evidence-based recommendations on safe maternal caffeine consumption.[1] Fussiness, jitteriness and poor sleep patterns have been reported in the infants of mothers with very high caffeine intakes equivalent to about 10 or more cups of coffee daily. Studies in mothers taking 5 cups of coffee daily found no stimulation in breastfed infants 3 weeks of age and older. Some experts feel that a maternal intake limit of 300 mg daily might be a safe level of intake.[2] However, preterm and younger newborn infants metabolize caffeine very slowly and may have serum levels of caffeine and other active caffeine metabolites similar to their mothers' levels,[2][3][4] so a lower intake level preferable in the mothers of these infants. Other sources of caffeine, such as cola and energy drinks, yerba mate or guarana, will have similar dose-related effects on the breastfed infant. Coffee intake of more than 450 mL daily may decrease breastmilk iron concentrations and result in mild iron deficiency anemia in some breastfed infants.[5]

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet?

We have already established that Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet is not a good idea however if have already used and then breastfed the baby then you shall monitor the behavior and health of baby closely and inform your doctor as soon as possible. In case of emergency please call 911.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet, is it safe?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet then there must be good reason for that as Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.

If I am using Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Tablet and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine 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