Full Question: I take hydrocodone for stress/migraine headaches. I am currently breastfeeding my 6 week old son. My doctor told me to go ahead and breastfeed, and then take one or two tablets depending on how bad the pain is. I am wondering how long the medicine stays in my system? I don’t want my baby to get any of it but I know that whatever I eat or drink goes through my breast milk. They reassure me that it is safe to take these but does my baby also get it? Courtney. Answer: Dear Courtney; You didn't mention how often your headaches come; assuming they are only once a week or so hydrocodone with acetaminophen might be all right since they both have short half lives, which means that they leave the body pretty quickly. Therefore, if you just breast-fed (at least four to six hours after the last dose), that would mean there was very little medication left in your milk. The same would be true for migraine specific medications like triptans, especially...
Generic Name: DECONGESTANT/NARCOTIC ANTITUSSIVE/ANTIHISTAMINE -
ORAL Cpm-Pseudoephed-Hydrocodone Oral Uses
This combination product is used to treat symptoms caused
by the common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever, or other breathing illnesses
(e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis). Decongestants help relieve stuffy nose symptoms.
This product also contains a narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) that
affects a certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to cough. Antihistamines
relieve watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose, and
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, this product is not
recommended to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years. Some
products (including some long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for
use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more
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Tension-type headaches (TTH) are the most common form of headache. According to the World Health Organization and International Headache Society, up to 78% of the population experiences this type of headache, and 60% of TTH sufferers experience reductions in social activity and work capacity. Tension-type headaches have been called by various names over the years including Tension headache, muscle contraction headache, psychomyogenic headache, stress headache, ordinary headache, essential headache, idiopathic headache and psychogenic headache. Of those names, only "tension headaches" is still fairly frequently used. As you can see from the names tension-type headaches have been know by, it was at one time thought that the cause of TTH was primarily psychological, caused by the mind or emotions. There have now been studies that strongly suggest a physical (neurobiological) cause. Symptoms and Diagnostic Criteria of Tension-Type Headaches Tension-type headaches most...
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