No research has been conducted on Nardil and breastfeeding. However, the chemical makeup of the medication means that it will most likely pass through breast milk to a nursing infant. Although it is not known if Nardil will affect a nursing baby, harmful effects are possible. When considering Nardil and breastfeeding, your healthcare provider will weigh the benefits and risks before making a recommendation.
Nardil and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is not known if Nardil® (phenelzine sulfate) passes through breast milk. Due to the possible harmful effects the drug might have on the breastfeeding infant, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Nardil while breastfeeding.
Nardil and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No research has been has conducted on whether Nardil passes through breast milk in humans. However, due to the chemical makeup of the drug, it is expected that it will pass through breast milk. It is not known what the effects to a breastfeeding baby might be.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Nardil and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Nardil and breastfeeding. 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 Nardil and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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