Compazine and Breastfeeding

There are a number of potentially serious side effects that may occur with Compazine. Breastfeeding women who are taking the medication should watch for any side effects in their nursing children. Since the drug could potentially pass through breast milk, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are taking Compazine and breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.

An Overview of Compazine and Breastfeeding

It is not known if Compazine® (prochlorperazine maleate) is passed through breast milk. Compazine is a medication that can cause serious side effects. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding and have been prescribed Compazine, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

What Does the Research Say About Compazine and Breastfeeding?

Although little is known about using Compazine during breastfeeding, research suggests that phenothiazines (such as Compazine) may pass through breast milk. The full risks of using Compazine during breastfeeding are not known. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Compazine while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Compazine and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Compazine and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. After considering what you want and expect (as well as your current health situation), you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Compazine and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
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