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Medicines and breastfeeding: information is available on safe use

Lisa H Amir
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (9): 485.
Published online: 7 May 2007

To the Editor: In his review of drug information for thyroid-related medications, Stockigt noted the “outdated advice that antithyroid drugs are not compatible with breastfeeding.”1 However, outdated product information is not unique to antithyroid drugs. Product information rarely states that the drug is safe or advisable for breastfeeding women.

  • Lisa H Amir1,2,3

  • 1 Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Women’s Clinic on Richmond Hill, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Breastfeeding Education and Support Services, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: l.amir@latrobe.edu.au

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