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It is known that Forfivo XL passes through human breast milk. Although the amount is likely small, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not take Forfivo XL while breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider does recommend this drug while nursing, watch for any unusual reactions in your child, such as irritability, decreased appetite, or seizures.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take Forfivo XL?Forfivo™ XL (bupropion XL) passes through breast milk in humans. As with other bupropion medications, the manufacturer of Forfivo XL recommends that women not take this medication while nursing. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.
More Information on Forfivo XL and BreastfeedingStudies have shown that bupropion (the active ingredient in Forfivo XL) passes through breast milk, probably in small amounts. There has been one reported case in which a breastfed infant experienced a seizure that might have been related to bupropion usage in the mother. However, a number of other cases in which no problems occurred have also been reported.
- Decreased appetite
- Unusual fussiness.