Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zama | 2011-03-25


Eglonyl 200mg/Eglonyl 50mg

Good day Doc

I was put on Eglonyl 50mg three times a day last year due to low milk supply by baby''s paediatrician and a few weeks by then I had been prescribed the same by my gynae for postpartem depression.

I collected my script yesterday and the pills I was dispensed were Eglonyl Forte (200mg) to be taken twice day.

I have always been given Eglonyl 50mg (three times a day which comes to 150mg a day).

Also the script for this Eglonyl Forte was drawn by my GP. I am not sure if he could have made a mistake. Is there much of a difference between the 50mg and 200mg? I am just concerned with the sudden high dose and wonder if I can still continue breastfeeding with it?

Thanking you in anticipation.

Expert's Reply



You should remain on the correct dose of Eglonyl 50mg three times a day. You should not take the Eglonyl Forte. A higher dose will mean that more of the medicine will pass into your breastmilk.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2011-03-29

please ask your doc for zoloft for the pnd - it does not pass into the breastmilk.

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