Xopenex and Breastfeeding

Because no studies have been conducted on Xopenex and breastfeeding, it is not known if the medication is passed through breast milk to the nursing infant. However, it is thought that the drug is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Xopenex while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Xopenex and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Xopenex® (levalbuterol hydrochloride) is passed through breast milk. However, because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Xopenex recommends that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending the drug to women who are breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding while taking the drug.
 

Xopenex and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

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

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Xopenex and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Xopenex 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 Xopenex and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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