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  • Meclizine antivert

    I have been having bad vertigo. Is meclizine safe to take while breastfeeding?

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    Hi, thanks for your post.

    There are not any studies of meclizine in breastfeeding women or in children. It is likely that a significant amount gets into milk, but whether that is a risk to the baby is unclear. Meclizine is an anti-histamine like Benadryl, so the first sign of problems in the baby would be over-sedation or difficulty waking up for a feeding. We give meclizine an L3 (out of 5)("Probably safe"), mostly due to the lack of available data.

    Please call us at the InfantRisk Center if this has not completely answered your question.*(806)352-2519

    -James Abbey, MD

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