Most manufacturers of the drug believe that omeprazole and lactation
Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
incompatible. But if you read the instructions in the original drug loseku, the active substance is omeprazole, one can see that breast-feeding is not a contraindication for receiving it - the manufacturer recommends to just assign this case losek with caution.
How does Omeprazole
Antiulcer drug after ingestion of omeprazole is absorbed into the bloodstream and from there flows into the cells of the gastric glands located in the intestinal mucosa.
Action omeprazole occurs at the cellular level - it blocks the transport of hydrogen ions and chlorine from the cells. Since the interaction of these ions is formed, hydrochloric acid, resulting in a decrease in acidity. Next omeprazole through the bloodstream to the liver, it is decomposed into neutral metabolites and excreted primarily in the urine and partially with bile.
Currently, the question of whether it is allocated omeprazole with human milk, and if stands, the way he acts on the baby, still not fully explored. And if the manufacturer of the original drug loseka (Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca) conducted laboratory studies of the drug in animals, the manufacturers of generics (copies of the original drug), in most cases did not conduct such studies.
Hence the difference in the recommendations: losek allowed to take during lactation in the presence of vital evidence, remaining manufacturers do not risk to give such permission and recommend the treatment to interrupt breastfeeding. Obviously, the past is still right, as omeprazole may produce significant side effects. How is this effect of the drug will affect the baby, just do not tell anyone.
Of course, the mother may be conditions that require active treatment. This treatment should take place only under medical supervision using the drugs which it is known that they are not excreted in human milk. The appointment of medicines, the effect of which on the organism studied enough lactating women require interruption of breastfeeding. Omeprazole is assigned to long courses (at least two weeks in a row), so after the end of treatment recovery breastfeeding is likely to be impossible.
Side effects of omeprazole
Omeprazole is generally well tolerated. However, this drug is sometimes (quite rare) can produce severe side effects, sometimes requiring hospitalization. If a woman is breastfeeding, the question arises: how to respond to omeprazole baby (of course, if omeprazole is excreted in human milk)?
Adverse effects of omeprazole can occur from the central and peripheral nervous system. In patients with headaches, dizziness,
Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
And various sensory disturbances (eg, creeping sensation in the body), taste disturbances, vision. There may be weakness, drowsiness or insomnia, irritability, depressed mood, recurring confusion. Severe liver disease may develop encephalopathy - exchange-dystrophic lesions of the brain.
As you know, many children in utero, during delivery are often subject to a variety of adverse effects, which then adversely affect the central nervous system. Is it worth it to risk it and add one more negative factor - the possible effects on the brain child omeprazole?
Side effects when taking omeprazole may also arise on the part of the digestive system. It nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, dry mouth, and propensity to develop stomatitis
Stomatitis - to breath fresh
, Abnormal liver function (and, if the patient had liver problems, the violations in patients receiving omeprazole can be very significant). Whether such side effects of nursing baby
Baby man, though with a little finger
, The digestive system is just beginning to function?
Finally, when receiving omeprazole may develop significant changes in the hematopoietic system. In peripheral blood white blood cell count decreases (and with it impaired immunity), platelets (there bleeding) and red blood cells (anemia).
Side effects when taking omeprazole are rare, but no one knows what side effects may occur in an infant if the drug, which takes his mother is released from human milk.