Because no studies have been done to see if Navane passes through breast milk, it is not known if Navane would have any negative effects on a breastfed infant. If you are taking Navane and breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider.
An Overview of Navane and Breastfeeding
It is not known if Navane® (thiothixene) is passed through breast milk. Navane is an antipsychotic medication that can cause serious side effects. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding and have been prescribed Navane, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
What Does the Research Say About Navane and Breastfeeding?
No studies have been done to see if Navane passes through breast milk in humans. However, other similar medications are known to pass through breast milk. It is not known if Navane would have any negative effects on a breastfed infant. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Navane while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Navane and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Navane 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 Navane and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Navane [package insert]. New York, NY: Pfizer, Inc.;2009 June.
Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 7th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2005.
National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed May 31, 2007.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind.
Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click