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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Pharmacy and Medications
Aspirin and Breastfeeding
Hi guy, I wonder why Aspirin cannot be used during breastfeeding. I know that it is excreted in breast milk but it stays in the body for a very short time (half-life 15-30 min).
Occasional doses of aspirin for headaches or other aches and pains are safe during breast feeding. However, high doses taken on a chronic basis such as those used in rheumatoid arthritis are not safe during lactation.
Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy College Business Office
Internal Resource Pool-Allied at OSU Medical Center
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University