During pregnancy and after delivery women are always cautious of taking awoman-431710__180ny type of medication. Before taking  medication it is always best to attempt natural pain remedies. Some of these include resting, taking a warm bath, and getting a message.

Most drugs will get into your breastmilk while breastfeeding. However, some are safe. If you are in severe pain there are some drugs that you  are able to take while pregnant. According to the the baby center the following drugs are considered safewhile breastfeeding :

Name of Drug (Brand Name)

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Acyclovir and valacyclovir (Zovirax, Valtrex)

Antacids (Maalox, Mylanta)

Bupivacaine (Marcaine)

Caffeine (up to 3 drinks/day) – (coffee, soft drinks)

Cephalosporins (Keflex, Ceclor, Ceftin, Omnicef, Suprax)

Clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex)

Contraceptives (progestin-only) – (Micronor, Norplant, Depo-Provera)

Corticosteroids (Prednisone)

Decongestant nasal sprays (Afrin)

Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Erythromycin (E-Mycin, Erythrocin)

Fexofenadine (Allegra)

Fluconazole (Diflucan)


Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)

Inhalers, bronchodilators, and corticosteroids(Albuterol, Vanceril)


Laxatives, bulk-forming and stool softening(Metamucil, Colace)

Lidocaine (Xylocaine)

Loratadine (Claritin)

Low molecular weight heparins (enoxaparin, dalteparin, tinzaparin) (Lovenox, Fragmin, Innohep)


Magnesium sulfate

Methyldopa (Aldomet)

Methylergonovine (short courses) (Methergine)

Metoprolol (Lopressor)

Miconazole (Monistat 3)

Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)

Penicillins (Amoxicillin, Dynapen)

Propranolol (Inderal)

Theophylline (Theo-Dur)

Tretinoin (Retin A)

Thyroid replacement (Synthroid)

Vaccines (except smallpox and yellow fever)

Vancomycin (Vancocin)

Verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan)

Warfarin (Coumadin)

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