Is Dimenhydrinate compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Dimenhydrinate?

Dimenhydrinate

December 30, 2014 (Low Risk)

Antihistaminic drug used as treatment of vertigo and dizziness.

Sporadic usage is not contraindicated.

Alternatives

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.

Synonyms

  • ジメンヒドリナート
  • ديمينهيدرينات
  • Διμενυδρινάτη
  • Дименгидринат
  • 茶苯海明

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