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I have been prescribed Colchicine for treatment of my oral lichen planus condition. However, I am still nursing / breastfeeding my one year old child. I am wondering if the medication is safe to consume given that I am still nursing my child?
If not, is there any alternative treatment / medication that I can suggest to my oral medicine specialist?
Also, can I practise “Pump and Dump” if I want to continue nursing and yet continue with the medication? Assuming the dosage frequency is once a day, I will nurse my child in the morning first before I consume Colchicine, then I express my milk and dump them through the day, and only continue nursing my child 6 – 8 hours after the last dosage in the morning. Is this do-able?
There is very little literature available re the use of colchicine and safety in breastfeeding. I would suggest to discuss with your specialist re an alternative drug if you are keen to continue breastfeeding. I am unable to comment re safety of pump and dump as it would depend on the exact pharmacokinetics of the drug ( how it is metabolised in the body, your body weight, peripheral binding , half life, what dosage you are on etc).
Sorry not terribly useful answer but colchicine is not one of the those very common drugs breastfeeding Mums take!
Dr Jasmine Mohd