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Can Betacap-Tr-40 be taken while breastfeeding a newborn?

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Posted on Tue, 7 Feb 2017
Question: I am 33 years old female. Delivered a baby girl on DEC 13. From DEC 20 the onwards I am having some anxiety and not able to sleep during day time. I suddenly wake up from sleep and some kind of heaviness in chest. Dr has prescribed me betacap tr 40 for 10 days. I just want to know can I take this tablet during breastfeeding? And whether it is a habit forming medicine? How long I have to continue this medicine? Thanks in advance...
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes it is safe during breastfeeding

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Yes the medication is safe during pregnancy.
You maybe having transient anxiety and depression which is very common after childbirth.
You need to take it only for a few days as per doctor's prescription.
Till then you would be adjusted to your new routine with the child.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (51 minutes later)
Is betacap tr 40 is an anti depression tablet? Is there any side effects for this tablet? Is this a common medication for postpartum depression?: And if it is PND how many days it will take to recover from that?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
As below

Detailed Answer:
Betacap is an antianxiety and antidepression tablet.
There are no major side effects for short term use.
Yes, it is commonly given for PND.
If it is PND, it might recover within 6 - 8 weeks following childbirth, in some women, rarely, it persists longer.
Your psychologist would be able to assess that better.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Betacap-Tr-40 be taken while breastfeeding a newborn?

Brief Answer: Yes it is safe during breastfeeding Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. Yes the medication is safe during pregnancy. You maybe having transient anxiety and depression which is very common after childbirth. You need to take it only for a few days as per doctor's prescription. Till then you would be adjusted to your new routine with the child. All the best Please feel free to discuss further