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Has anyone breastfed while taking Asacol?

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whatironing Sun 13-Jul-08 19:28:16

I'm getting conflicting advice and wondered if anyone has any experience?

NotQuiteCockney Sun 13-Jul-08 19:49:39

Most drugs are safe while breastfeeding. I've found some BMJ studies, but can't get full texts. This page says it goes through in small quantities - what sort of dosage and delivery mechanism are you looking at?

It talks about the quantities getting through to babies being 'negligible'. It sounds like taking the drug and breastfeeding is the best plan.

whatironing Mon 14-Jul-08 14:37:11

I'm taking 800mg orally 3 times a day. So total dose of 2.4g. I think we will see how it goes! Thanks for your reply.

theinsider Mon 14-Jul-08 14:41:09

I've had 3 pregnancies and breastfeed all babies whilst taking pentasa, which I believe is just a different brand (pentasa is mesalazine - am I right in thinking asacol is also mesalazine?). I was always told it was ok, and it always has been.

whatironing Wed 16-Jul-08 13:22:43

thanks theinsider, that's reassuring! smile

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