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World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2011. Choosing to breastfeed is an important decision for every mother, especially mothers who live with rheumatoid arthritis. The medications we take for RA are powerful drugs with serious and potential side-effects. Every mother wants to know that the health of her child is not being affected by these medications.
Knowledge of what are safe medications to take is vital. BabyCenter.com offers a consolidated chart of medications which are usually safe to take while breastfeeding, probably safe in usual doses, hazardous, and not safe to take. The list was compiled by Philip Anderson, a pharmacist and editor of LactMed which is the National Library of Medicine’s drug and lactation database.
Mothers want to know how various medications or chemicals may impact their children, especially breastfeeding infants. LactMed provides information regarding the impact of many drugs and chemicals on lactation, in...
Generic Name: TRAMADOL/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORALPronounced: (TRAM-a-dol/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen)Tramadol-Acetaminophen Oral Precautions
See also Warning section.
Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to tramadol or acetaminophen; or if you have any other
allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor,
breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD)
mental/mood disorders (such as confusion, depression,
personal or family history of regular use/abuse of
stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation,
The questions don't stop once you've successfully conceived and given birth. One important question is: Can I safely breastfeed my baby?
The answer is yes, as long as you are not still being treated with chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. If you still have a breast, breastfeeding is possible—and safe—after breast cancer.
If you become pregnant after treatment with lumpectomy and radiation:
Your untreated breast will probably get significantly bigger during the pregnancy than your treated breast. After breastfeeding ends, the breast usually gets back to its pre-pregnancy size. But in some women, it may remain somewhat larger.
If you had radiation to one breast, it is not likely to produce very much milk, if any.
Your untreated breast can usually make enough milk to feed a baby. There won't be any harmful elements present in the milk.
If you're nursing your infant and you're advised to start chemotherapy:
Stop nursing before you start the chemo. The treatment drugs are likely to come t...
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