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  • Lortab elixir

    I just returned from surgery consultation, and was told I will be given Lortab Elixir afterwards for pain as I cannot swallow pills. My surgery is scheduled for Feb 1st and by that time my little one will be just over 2 months old. Is it safe to breast feed while taking the medicine?

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    MarisaBreanne,

    Lortab is rated an L3-limited data-probably compatible. The amount that transfers into breast milk is 2.2-3.7% of your dose. Short term use is usually ok if you follow the guidelines. We recommend you do not exceed 30mg (of the hydrocodone portion) in 24 hours, and to wait 2-3 hours to nurse after a dose. Monitor your infant for sedation, slowed breathing rate, pallor, constipation and apnea.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center
    806-352-2519

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