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It is known that Invega passes through breast milk. However, it is not known what effects the medication may have on a breastfed infant. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about Invega and breastfeeding. The two of you can make a shared decision based on your current health situation, as well as what you want and expect.

An Overview of Invega and Breastfeeding

Invega® (paliperidone) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Invega does not recommend that Invega be used in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding and have been prescribed Invega, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
 

What Does the Research Say About Invega and Breastfeeding?

Invega passes through breast milk. However, it is not known what effects Invega may have on a breastfed infant. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Invega while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Invega and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Invega 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 Invega and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
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