Which medications are prohibited?

Women who use anticancer medications or illicit drugs (eg, amphet- amines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, PCP) should not breastfeed. Those who need to take a radioactive compound (eg, gallium, iodine, technetium) for a diagnostic test or cancer treatment should stop nursing temporarily. Aspirin, bromocriptine, ergotamine, and phenobarbital should be used with great caution.

Source article: What You Should Know About Medication Use While Breast-Feeding
Patient Handout prepared by Patricia L. Van Horn using materials from the American Academy of Pediatrics (www.aap.org) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (http://home.aafp.org).


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