Primidone Tablet Breastfeeding
There are high number of clear evidence that breastfeeding provides best nutrition that you can give to your baby. It is also evident that lactation is good for mothers health as well. Evolution has designed breastfeeding in a way that it caters all nutritional need of your child. However modern medicine is quite new for evolution, that is why mothers body is not well prepared to filter unnecessary chemical found in medicines. It becomes a necessity to figure out which drug is safe and which drug is dangerous for your newborn while nursing. In this article we will understand function of Primidone Tablet and its suitability with breastfeeding.

What is Primidone Tablet used for?

Primidone, used alone or concomitantly with other anticonvulsants, is indicated in the control of grand mal, psychomotor, and focal epileptic seizures. It may control grand mal seizures refractory to other anticonvulsant therapy.

Is Primidone Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Primidone Tablet low risk for breastfeeding
Primidone is the one and only active ingredient present in Primidone Tablet. Primidone in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Primidone Tablet also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Primidone in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
In Nursing Mothers There is evidence in mothers treated with primidone, the drug appears in the milk in substantial quantities. Since tests for the presence of primidone in biological fluids are too complex to be carried out in the average clinical laboratory, it is suggested that the presence of undue somnolence and drowsiness in nursing newborns of primidone-treated mothers be taken as an indication that nursing should be discontinued.

Primidone Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Primidone while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 125-33-7

Phenobarbital analog drug. Assess for sedation, apnea, feeding difficulties among neonates. Hypoprotrombinemia is likely.

Primidone Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Primidone while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 125-33-7

Ample evidence exists that primidone taken during nursing can affect the breastfed infant. Infant serum levels of primidone and its metabolites are often near or in the therapeutic range and symptoms of sedation and poor nursing have been reported. On the other hand, infants exposed in utero sometimes have withdrawal symptoms that are either alleviated by breastfeeding or worsened when breastfeeding is abruptly stopped. If primidone is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However the infant must be monitored for drowsiness, adequate nursing and weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger, exclusively breastfed infants and when using combinations of anticonvulsant drugs. Measurement of an infant serum level might help rule out toxicity if there is a concern.

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Primidone Tablet?

Primidone Tablet is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Primidone Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Primidone Tablet, is it safe?

Primidone Tablet comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Primidone Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Primidone Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Primidone Tablet in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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