Flovent and Breastfeeding

No research has been done on Flovent and breastfeeding to see if the active ingredient in Flovent passes through breast milk. It is thought that Flovent is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding; however, if you are considering breastfeeding your baby while using Flovent, discuss this with your healthcare provider.

Flovent and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if the active ingredient in Flovent® (fluticasone inhaler) passes through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Flovent does not recommend using the inhaler if you are breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding while taking Flovent, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Flovent and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if inhaled fluticasone is passed through breast milk. Because blood levels of inhaled fluticasone are usually very low, it is unlikely that inhaled fluticasone would be passed through breast milk in high enough levels to cause problems. It is generally thought that Flovent is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Flovent while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Flovent and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Flovent and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. After considering what you want and expect and your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Flovent and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
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