Zyflo CR and Breastfeeding

Due to the potentially serious side effects of Zyflo CR that may occur in a nursing infant, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not take Zyflo CR when breastfeeding. You should let your healthcare provider know (prior to taking Zyflo CR) if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding. Together, you can make a decision concerning Zyflo CR and breastfeeding for your particular situation.

Zyflo CR and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Zyflo CR™ (zileuton CR) passes through breast milk. Because of the serious side effects that could potentially occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Zyflo CR recommends that women avoid taking the medication while breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking Zyflo CR if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.

Zyflo CR and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No studies have been done to see if Zyflo CR passes through breast milk in humans. However, it is known that Zyflo CR passes through breast milk in rats. It is also not known if Zyflo CR will cause any negative effects in a breastfed infant. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Zyflo CR while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Zyflo CR and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Zyflo CR and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Zyflo CR and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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