Are you breastfeeding? This groundbreaking study, conducted by the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN), is designed to assess the safety of commonly used off-patent medications when they are given to breastfeeding mothers. The drugs that will be studied include medications used to treat bacterial infections, depression and anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes, and chronic pain. These mothers often struggle with their decision to take their medications because of the fear that the drugs will harm their children. With this study, the aim is to find doses of commonly used drugs that are safe for both mothers and their breastfed infants. Mothers will be enrolled in the study only if they are already taking one of the following study drugs as part of their routine care and will be eligible until the infant reaches 180 days.
Primary Investigator: Dr. Samuel Parry MD
Funded by: NIH and Pediatric Trials Network