Duexis and Breastfeeding

Because Duexis (ibuprofen/famotidine) passes through breast milk in humans, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not take it while breastfeeding. However, Duexis passes through breast milk in relatively low amounts, and many healthcare providers consider this medicine acceptable to use while nursing. Before taking this medication while breastfeeding, make sure to discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider.

Can Breastfeeding Women Take Duexis?

Both of the active ingredients in Duexis™ (ibuprofen/famotidine) pass through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer of the drug recommends that women should not take Duexis while breastfeeding. However, many healthcare providers consider Duexis an acceptable medication for use while nursing.
If you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Duexis.

More Information on Duexis and Breastfeeding

Ibuprofen and famotidine both pass through breast milk in humans in low amounts, probably too low to cause any problems. In fact, both medications can be directly given to infants in certain situations, under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Research has shown that the amounts of these drugs that pass through breast milk are lower than the amounts that can be given directly to infants.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Duexis use with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
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