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Lactation Risk & medication

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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A friend had a baby last week. She's currently in the ER with a severe UTI. She wants to continue breastfeeding. I warned her that the ER dr's may tell her the medication isn't safe. Is there a good website to type in medicine & see the lactation risk? Also, I saw meds are rated L1-L5. Which are safe to take? Thanks!
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jackiewal10
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:33 AM

MOST antibiotics are safe.  The biggest worry is yeast/thrush.  L1 and L2 are safest.  L3 is usually fine, but it might depend.  I believe that L4 and L5 are both completely contradictory. 

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

lillybug222
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:33 AM
That link did not work.


Quoting jackiewal10:

MOST antibiotics are safe.  The biggest worry is yeast/thrush.  L1 and L2 are safest.  L3 is usually fine, but it might depend.  I believe that L4 and L5 are both completely contradictory. 

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT


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jackiewal10
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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Google lactmed.  It's the first link.

Quoting lillybug222:

That link did not work.


Quoting jackiewal10:

MOST antibiotics are safe.  The biggest worry is yeast/thrush.  L1 and L2 are safest.  L3 is usually fine, but it might depend.  I believe that L4 and L5 are both completely contradictory. 

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT



mostlymaydays
by Group Admin - Stacy on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:25 AM
Lactmed, sorry not clicky:

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT
melindabelcher
by mel on Jun. 17, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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Threes a lactmed app to
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