Codeine

Review
In: Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed®) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; 2006.
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Excerpt

Maternal use of oral opioids during breastfeeding can cause infant drowsiness, which may progress to rare but severe central nervous system depression.[1,2] Newborn infants seem to be particularly sensitive to the effects of even small dosages of narcotic analgesics. If codeine is required by the mother of a newborn, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding; however, once

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