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If you are taking Remeron and breastfeeding, the medication may pass through your breast milk. Although no studies have been done that would determine this, similar tricyclic antidepressants do pass through breast milk, so it is thought that Remeron probably does as well. Therefore, if you are taking Remeron and breastfeeding is something that you are considering, let your healthcare provider know.

Remeron and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Currently, it is not known if Remeron® (mirtazapine) passes through breast milk. However, due to the possible harmful effects the drug might have on the breastfeeding infant, you may want to avoid it while breastfeeding, if possible.
 

Remeron and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Because no studies have been done on the use of Remeron in women who are breastfeeding, it is not known if Remeron passes through breast milk. However, because other similar tricyclic antidepressants are passed through, and because the chemical structure of Remeron makes it likely, it is thought that the drug probably passes through breast milk.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Remeron and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Remeron 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 Remeron and breastfeeding as it pertains to your particular situation.
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