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is it safe to take valtrex and breastfeed?

breastfeeding my baby & i take valtrex for herpes

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You have to ask the peditrician,

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:09 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • i would call a pharmacy and ask

    Answer by stepmom929 at 10:26 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • definetely a question for babies' doctor, not cafemom!

    Answer by RVTMommy at 12:55 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Whenever you hve a medication question, look it up on Lact-Med. That's the National Institutes Of Health's database on drugs and mother's milk. Far more accurate than any doc or pharmacy. Doctors and phamracists don't get training in this.

    VALTREX IS SAFE, per the NIH.

    CASRN: 124832-27-5

    For other data, click on the Table of Contents

    Drug Levels and Effects:

    Summary of Use during Lactation:
    The dosage of acyclovir in milk after valacyclovir is less than 1% of a typical infant dosage and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are required.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:55 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

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