Animal studies on BuSpar and breastfeeding show that the medication passes through breast milk in rats. However, it is not known whether it passes through breast milk in humans. If it does, the drug could cause problems like drowsiness or poor feeding in the nursing infant. If you are taking BuSpar and breastfeeding (or thinking of starting), be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the possible risks.
BuSpar and Breastfeeding: An Overview
Currently, it is not known if BuSpar® (buspirone hydrochloride) passes through breast milk in women. If it does pass through breast milk, it might cause problems in a nursing infant. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of starting, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
BuSpar and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
BuSpar passes through breast milk in rats, but it is unknown whether the drug passes through breast milk in humans. If the medication does pass though breast milk, it could cause serious problems, such as drowsiness and poor feeding, in the breastfed infant. If your healthcare provider recommends taking BuSpar while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for these or any other side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About BuSpar and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about BuSpar 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 BuSpar and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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