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#1 of 2 Old 02-27-2010, 03:29 AM - Thread Starter
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Anyone have any info on why Unisom ( doxylamine succinate) is contraindicated while breastfeeding? I took it a handful of times for pregnancy induced nausea without thinking to check its lactation status and I'm currently nursing a 2.5 year old. I searched the 2006 version of Hale's online and it stated that its L4 but didn't give a clear explanation why (and it listed the wrong pregnancy category for it). Does the age of the nursing child impact its safety at all?
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I'm sure at least part of the reason is because it's an antihistamine so it'll tend to dry your milk up. Other than that, I don't know.
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