Q&A: Are Anti-inflammatory Drugs Safe?
March 2, 2017
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) is considered very safe while breastfeeding (L1 risk category). Azapropazone (Rheumox), ketorolac (Toradol, Acular), and piroxicam (Feldene) are also approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics and considered safe for breastfeeding moms and babies (L2 risk category). Indomethacin (Indocin), tolmetic (Tolectin), and naproxen (Aleve) are approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics and considered “moderately safe” for breastfeeding moms and babies (L3 risk category).