Emsam and Breastfeeding

Because no research has been done on Emsam and breastfeeding, it is not known if the medication will pass through breast milk. However, Emsam has been shown to pass through breast milk in rats -- and it is thought that it will also pass through breast milk in humans. Due to the potentially harmful effects Emsam may have on the breastfeeding baby, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Emsam while breastfeeding.

An Overview of Emsam and Breastfeeding

It is not known if Emsam® (selegiline transdermal patch) passes through breast milk. Due to the possible harmful effects Emsam might have on the breastfeeding infant, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Emsam while breastfeeding.
 

What Does the Research Say About Emsam and Breastfeeding?

No research has been done to see if Emsam passes through breast milk in humans. It does pass through breast milk in rats. Due to the chemical makeup of Emsam, it is expected that it will pass through breast milk in humans. It is not known what the effects to a breastfeeding baby might be.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Emsam and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Emsam and breastfeeding. This is because everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. Based on what you want and expect and your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Emsam and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
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