Your Pregnancy - - Q & A Month 7 - Dr Kwena Khoele Psy­chi­a­trist

Q:I hear all my new mom friends talk­ing about Eglonyl. What is it? Should I also take it when my baby is born? It seems ev­ery­one is.

A:Kwena an­swers: Eglonyl is pre­scribed for patients who suf­fer from psy­chi­atric ill­nesses, such as schizophre­nia. It’s rec­om­mended for peo­ple with psy­chotic ill­nesses; although, it’s not com­monly used to­day due to the side ef­fects it may cause. Eglonyl was rec­om­mended of­fla­bel by some prac­ti­tion­ers to en­hance breast­milk pro­duc­tion, which is one of its side ef­fects. The use of Eglonyl to en­hance milk pro­duc­tion is not rec­om­mended by its man­u­fac­tur­ers and psy­chi­a­trists. They ad­vise against it be­cause it ap­pears in breast­milk and its safety in ba­bies is un­known. Eglonyl can also se­date both the mother and in­fant, which makes it dan­ger­ous when a mother co-sleeps with her baby.

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