Proair HFA and Breastfeeding

Because there have been no studies conducted on Proair HFA and breastfeeding, it is not known whether the medication is passed through breast milk. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the possible risks and benefits before using the inhaler while breastfeeding.

Proair HFA and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Proair HFA® (albuterol inhaler) is passed through breast milk. Because of the serious side effects that could potentially occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Proair HFA recommends that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending Proair HFA for women who are breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
 

Proair HFA and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if Proair HFA is passed through breast milk. However, it is thought that Proair HFA is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Proair HFA while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Proair HFA and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Proair HFA 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 Proair HFA and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
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