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Why is Unisom bad?

rparker's Avatar rparker (TS)
04:29 AM Liked: 18
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02-27-2010 | Posts: 741
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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?
noobmom's Avatar noobmom
09:27 PM Liked: 10
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03-03-2010 | Posts: 1,042
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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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