Is a stool softener safe while breast-feeding?

Answer On One Hand: Recognized BenefitsStool softeners are a common medication offered to mothers while breast feeding. Easing the intestinal track and adding water to stool--the effect of softeners--allo... Read More »

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Is it safe to take stool softener while pregnant?

On One Hand: Safe To UseStool softeners are generally considered safe to use during pregnancy, according to Dr. Roger W. Harms, obstetrician and medical editor-in-chief at the Mayo Clinic. He says ... Read More »

Is it safe to take a stool softener while pregnant?

On One Hand: They Won't Affect Your BabyThe active ingredients in stool softeners, which moisten the stool to ease passage through the colon, are not absorbed by the body, according to the Mayo Cli... Read More »

Is mucinex safe to take while breast feeding?

I got a cold shorly after the birth of my son and my doctor told me Mucinex-D was the safe product to take while nursing. I would double check with your doctor first, though, before taking anything... Read More »

Is Nexium safe while breast-feeding?

On One Hand: Nexium Can Pass Into Breast MilkNexium is generally prescribed to treat heartburn by preventing stomach acid from being able to back flow into the esophagus. Unfortunately, this medica... Read More »