Loxitane and Breastfeeding
While no studies have been done on Loxitane and breastfeeding in humans, the drug has been shown to pass through breast milk in dogs. It is not known if the drug would have any negative effects on a breastfed infant if it does pass through. Therefore, if you are taking Loxitane and breastfeeding, or if you are thinking about breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider.
An Overview of Loxitane and BreastfeedingIt is not known if Loxitane® (loxapine) is passed through breast milk. The drug is an antipsychotic medication that can cause serious side effects. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, or are thinking of breastfeeding, and have been prescribed Loxitane, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
What Does the Research Say About Loxitane and Breastfeeding?No studies have been done to see if Loxitane passes through breast milk in humans. However, similar medications are known to pass through breast milk, and studies have shown that Loxitane passes through breast milk in dogs. It is not known if the drug would have any negative effects on a breastfed infant. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Loxitane while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Loxitane and BreastfeedingYou should talk with your healthcare provider about Loxitane 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 Loxitane and breastfeeding that is right for you.