No studies have been done on the effects of taking Proventil while breastfeeding, so it is not known if the medication passes through breast milk. While it is thought that Proventil is probably safe for most women who are nursing, every woman's situation is different. Therefore, you should discuss Proventil and breastfeeding with your healthcare provider if you are planning to breastfeed your infant.
Proventil and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is not known if Proventil® (albuterol inhaler) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Proventil recommends that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending Proventil while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Proventil and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No research has been done to see if Proventil is passed through breast milk. However, it is thought that Proventil is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Proventil while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Proventil and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Proventil 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 Proventil and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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