Use of drugs during lactation by users of a basic health UNIT


  • Luana Soriano Mota
  • Edna Maria Camelo Chaves
  • Régia Christina Moura Barbosa
  • Jefferson Falcão do Amaral
  • Leiliane Martins Farias
  • Paulo César de Almeida


The objective was to identify the drugs used during lactation acompanhadas among women in a primary care unit. Quantitative study carried out with 132 lactating mothers of a basic health unit. Data were collected through a questionnaire with objective questions and subjective August-October 2011. The nursing mothers used medication along the breast feeding 105 (80%), while 27 (20%) did not use any kind of medication. The drugs most commonly cited as the use were: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory 82 (58%), contraceptives 16 (11%), antianemics 14 (11%), antibiotics 12 (9%), antihypertensive 5 (4%), antacids 3 (2%), among others 9 (6%). Of the mothers 77 (58.3%) breastfeeding women reported not having received counseling. Medication use by nursing mothers may have repercussions for the baby because the drugs are excreted in breast milk.





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Mota, L. S., Chaves, E. M. C., Barbosa, R. C. M., Amaral, J. F. do, Farias, L. M., & Almeida, P. C. de. (2013). Use of drugs during lactation by users of a basic health UNIT. Rev Rene, 14(1). Retrieved from



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