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How does it take advil to get out of your system? I am

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How long does it take advil to get out of your system? I am nursing and am supplementing stored milk. When is it safe for me to breasfeed again?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Scott W replied 9 years ago.


Although non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as Advil) are not able to be taken in pregnancy, the doses that pass into breast milk is about 0.6% of the maternal dose. Because of this, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends NSAIDs as safe while breastfeeding. Therefore there is no need to supplement.

If you wanted to wait until all of the medication was out of your system, you would only need to wait one day, as the medication has a very short half-life.

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-Dr. Scott W, MD

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Scott W's Post: Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Scott W replied 9 years ago.
You are welcome!