Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lin | 2012-03-11

Q.

Eglonyl

Good evening doc!

Please could you tell me if Eglonyl will have any side effects on my 6 week old baby.

Thank You
Lin

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Eglonyl is also known as sulpiride and is a medicine that is sometimes used for treating mild depression. It also has the effect of increasing the supply of breast milk. Eglonyl definitely passes into breastmilk in quite high amounts so your baby will get some of this medicine while breastfeeding. Although no bad effects on infants have been found or described, I would not advise you to take Eglonyl while breastfeeding your baby.

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Posted by: nina | 2012-03-13

My dr prescribed Eglonyl for me as well, but I got it when my baby where around 6 months old. As far as I know lots of breastfeeding mothers take it even just to increase their milk supply and it really makes a big difference! My dr also said that it is 100% safe for baby!

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Posted by: Zee91 | 2012-03-12

Sorry, I am butting in here, but when I had a problem with breastmilk supply my doctor prescribed Eglonyl to increase my breast milk.

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