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Ack! Valtrex okay? :(

Posted by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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Soooooo... I am having a Shingles flareup from all the stress of nursing school (semi-expected). I went on Lactmed and Valtrex has no info for infants or lactation. Anyone know anything about its safety? I have some here, so I wouldn't have to go to my doctor, but I am concerned about taking it. Thanks! :)
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

The following information comes from MEDICATIONS AND MOTHERS’ MILK by Thomas Hale, 2012.  He assigns every drug a lactation risk category:  L1, safest; L2, safer; L3, moderately safe; L4, possible hazardous; and L5, contraindicated. He also lists if a drug has been reviewed and/or approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for use in nursing mothers.  Possible risks to mother and baby are listed as well as possible effect on milk supply.


For more info you can call Dr. Hale’s InfantRisk hotline at (806) 352-2519

www.infantrisk.org

VALACYCLOVIR (Valtrex)

Listed as L1; pediatric concerns: none reported via milk

Amberleigh81
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM
Perfect. Thanks!
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