Dulera and Breastfeeding
No research has been done to determine if Dulera (mometasone/formoterol) would pass through human breast milk. Because this is an inhaled medication and usually does not result in high levels of the drug in the blood, it is probably unlikely that Dulera would be passed through breast milk in high enough amounts to cause problems. However, consult your doctor if you are thinking of breastfeeding while taking Dulera.
Can Women Take Dulera While Breastfeeding?Dulera® (mometasone/formoterol) is a prescription medication used to treat asthma. At this time, it is unknown if Dulera passes through human breast milk. If you are nursing a child, please talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
More Information on Breastfeeding and DuleraIn animal studies, formoterol, one of the active ingredients in Dulera, passed through the breast milk of mother rats. However, this does not mean that it will pass through human breast milk. Animals do not always respond to medications in the same ways that humans do.
Mometasone, the other active ingredient in Dulera, is a corticosteroid. While other corticosteroids are known to pass through breast milk, no research has been done to determine if mometasone passes through breast milk.
In addition, no research has been done to see if Dulera passes through human breast milk. Studies of medications are rarely done in breastfeeding women, as this would usually expose an infant (who will not directly benefit from the medication) to possible risks.
Blood levels of inhaled mometasone and formoterol, the active ingredients of Dulera, are usually very low. Therefore, it is unlikely that Dulera would be passed through breast milk at high enough levels to cause problems. Because of this, it is generally thought that Dulera is probably safe for many women who are nursing.
If your healthcare provider recommends taking Dulera while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects in your child.