Medications safe to use in Breastfeeding Mothers:  Brand Name (Generic Name)

Acyclovir
Advil (Ibuprofen)
Albuterol
Allopurinol
Amoxicillin
Augmenin
Ampicillin
Ancef (Cefazolin)
Atrovent
Bactrim *after 2 months old
Bactroban (Mupirocin)
Barium
Benedryl (Diphenhydramine)
Biaxin (Clarithromycin)
Ceftin (Cefprozil)
Claritin (Loratidine)
Colace (Docusate)
Coumadin (Warfarin)

Dextromethorphan
Difcucan (Fluconasole)
Domperidone
Elimite (Permethrin)
Flouride
Gentamicin
Heparin
Hydrocortisone Cream *Topical
Imitrex (Sumatriptan)
Imodium (Loperamide)
Insulin
Kaopectate
Macrobid/Macrodantin (Nitrofurantoin)
Maalox (Loperamide)
Milk of Magnesia
Monostat (Miconazole)
Motrin (Ibuprofen)
Nix (Permethrin)

Nystatin
Omnicef (Cefdinir)
Pepcid (Famotidine)
Robitussin (Guaifenesin)
Rocephin (Ceftriaxone)
Scopolamine Patch
Septra *after 2 months old
Suprax (Cefixime)
Synthroid (Lefothyroxine)
Tagamet (Cimetidine)
Tylenol
Valtrex (Valcycolvir)
Xopenex
Zantac (Ranitidine)
Zithromax (Azithromycin)
Zyrtec (Cefirizine)
Over the Counter Cough/Cold/Sore Throat Remedies

Miscellaneous
•  Many herbal supplements have not been studied and as a result have not been approved by the FDA.  Their effect on nursing babies is unknown.
•  Many medications such as anti-depressants (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil) are in a category in which there are either no controlled studies in breastfeeding women, or controlled studies show only minimal non-threatening adverse effects.  Because there are not enough studies to deem them “safe”, each patient must weigh whether the potential benefit of taking the medication justifies the potential risk to the baby.