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.
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. 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. 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, 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.
During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Allertness Aid | Caffeine Tablet then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Allertness Aid | Caffeine Tablet comes in category of low risk drug.
Though Allertness Aid | Caffeine Tablet 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.
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