Take Mefenamic Acid And Misoprostol While Breastfeeding?
, I just gave birth through sc. I thought the consul and the doctor then gave mefenamic and invitec misoprostol. Now I am breastfeeding, is it okay to take the medicine while breastfeeding? Please info. Thank you ..
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Mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Until now, there has not been any negative impact on babies who are breastfed by women who consume mefenamic acid, but its use is not recommended unless there are strong indications. If painkillers are needed in breastfeeding women, other safer painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen are recommended.
Misoprostol is a prostaglandin analogue drug that can be used to prevent stomach ulcers in people taking NSAIDs. This drug is also given to women after childbirth to treat postpartum bleeding conditions. This drug is classified as a drug that is safe for use in breastfeeding women.
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