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    Default Veramyst ok when BF'ing?

    is Veramyst ok to use when BF'ing? my dr's office couldn't tell me for sure, other than "information had not been established yet". it's a nasal spray for allergies

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    Default Re: Veramyst ok when BF'ing?

    According to the lactmed site this is the info it gives - you can also call a LLL leader to see if it's in their edition of Hales book (or if they have the newest edition) and/or run it by your childs pedi if need be but since it is a relatively newer med, they probably won't have much info for you either. You can also check Dr Hales forums as well to see if it's been posted there.

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    Default Re: Veramyst ok when BF'ing?

    where is dr. hale's forum?

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    Default Re: Veramyst ok when BF'ing?

    No. Its a corticosteroid and will be passed on to the baby through your milk.
    Here's the packet insert that the pharmacy goes by. See page 7 subtopic nursing. I wouldn't use it or advice it if your nursing. Ask your MD if there is a non-steroid medication you can take.

    http://us.gsk.com/products/assets/us_veramyst.pdf

    I also cross refercenced it for you looking under the active ingredient and it also showed not to take it because it excretes in the milk. Fluticasone furoate.

    http://www.merck.com/mmpe/print/lexi...uticasone.html

    Unfortuantely Veramyst is a new brand so all of the Drug representatives are getting the doctors to write for them. Most MDs will unless the patient states they don't want a steroid or if its a case where they have to be on it. PM me. Depending on what's the MD is treating I can give you some suggestions to bring back to him.

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    Default Re: Veramyst ok when BF'ing?

    Just to add a little something for what it's worth - virtually all medication, (anything we take into our bodies really) is/can be excreted into the milk. This is a medication that is given to children... (but I don't know the age of the OP's child) and it's not contraindicated for nursing mothers. They just haven't tested it on nursing moms (as with most medications) - but Dr Hale may have some testing trials with data-

    Having said that - *I'd* probably find an alternative to it simply because most of the nasal sprays have to be used daily for optimal results, and I don't like things that have the be taken daily.
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