Alvesco and Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding, discuss your situation with your healthcare provider before taking Alvesco (ciclesonide inhaler). Clinical studies have shown that other steroids pass through breast milk; however, it is not yet known if the active ingredient of this particular steroid medication passes through as well. If your healthcare provider recommends Alvesco while breastfeeding, watch for side effects in your child.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Alvesco?

Currently, it is unknown if Alvesco® (ciclesonide inhaler) passes through breast milk in humans. If you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Alvesco.
 

What Does the Research Say?

Alvesco is a steroid inhaler. Studies have shown that other steroids pass through breast milk, but it is unknown if ciclesonide (the active ingredient in Alvesco) passes through breast milk in humans. Studies in rats showed that Alvesco passes through rat breast milk in low amounts.
 
It is not known if this medication will cause problems in a breastfed infant if the mother takes it. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Alvesco while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any changes or side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Alvesco with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
 
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