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Codeine and breastfeeding - Medsafe

5/15/2014
02:51 | Author: Tyler James

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Codeine and breastfeeding - Medsafe

Healthcare professionals are reminded that codeine use by breastfeeding mothers has been associated with fatal cases of infant morphine toxicity. Healthcare.

Healthcare professionals are reminded that codeine use by breastfeeding mothers has been associated with fatal cases of infant morphine toxicity. Healthcare professionals should carefully consider the risks and benefits of codeine before recommending its use to breastfeeding mothers.

The Lancet published a case report in 2006 1 of an otherwise healthy 13 day old breastfed baby who died of morphine toxicity after his mother had been prescribed codeine (60mg twice daily for 2 days and then 30mg twice daily thereafter) to treat episiotomy pain.

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Breastfeeding mothers who take codeine after childbirth don39t harm

11/24/2014
10:38 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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Breastfeeding mothers who take codeine after childbirth don39t harm

Breastfeeding mothers who take codeine for post-childbirth pain aren't putting their babies at a higher risk of danger, a large new Canadian.

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It’s also not known how many women prescribed codeine took the drug. The study involved women on social assistance who received at least one publicly funded prescription for codeine.

“When a physician prescribes a known amount of codeine, what they’re really prescribing is an unknown amount of morphine, and that depends on the patient’s genetic makeup.”

Overall, 3.8 per cent of babies born to mothers who filled a prescription for codeine, and four per cent of infants whose mothers did not, were hospitalized for any reason within 30 days.

Still, Juurlink says it is “extraordinarily unlikely” for codeine to be harmful to breastfeeding babies.

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He stressed that the study is not meant to be an endorsement for using codeine “in anybody, nursing or otherwise.” Despite its widespread popularity, “codeine is simply not a rational drug,” Juurlink said.

“We found that it didn’t seem to matter whether mum got a prescription for codeine or not,” said Juurlink, head of clinical pharmacology and toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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Codeine can be dangerous during breastfeeding to - Motherisk

11/23/2014
08:07 | Author: Sarah Gray

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Codeine can be dangerous during breastfeeding to - Motherisk

A full term healthy male infant, delivered vaginally, who was breastfed by a codeine-using mother, exhibited intermittent periods of difficulty in breastfeeding and.

Table: Clinical Strategies to Manage Breastfeeding While on Codeine Word document.

The mother was prescribed Tylenol 3 (codeine 30 mg and acetaminophen 500 mg) after birth for episiotomy pain (initially 2 tab.

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Codeine and Breastfeeding - Addictions - About.com

9/22/2014
06:44 | Author: Emily Peterson

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Codeine and Breastfeeding - Addictions - About.com

Tips for breastfeeding moms who have been prescribed medications containing codeine. Learn about the risks or what to do if codeine is.

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Another reason to avoid codeine is that if you have a past history of heroin use, or use of another opiate drug, codeine could increase the risk of a relapse. In addition, it might not be effective at the doses recommended, because of your previous tolerance to a similar type of drug. Taking more of the drug than prescribed when breastfeeding will expose your baby to higher doses as well, increasing the risk.

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Women who convert more codeine to morphine have a duplication of the gene encoding for cytochrome P450 2D6.

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Codeine and breastfeeding The Lancet

7/21/2014
04:15 | Author: Sarah Gray

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Codeine and breastfeeding The Lancet

Codeine and breastfeeding. By - D Nicholas Bateman, Michael Eddleston, Euan Sandilands.

The Lancet iPad application (app) spans across all Lancet titles including The Lancet, The Lancet Oncology, The Lancet Neurology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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