Lodosyn and Breastfeeding

No studies have been conducted on Lodosyn (carbidopa) and breastfeeding, so it is not known whether the drug passes through breast milk. However, since Lodosyn is always used in combination with levodopa, a medication that does pass through breast milk in humans, it is best to use caution. Before using Lodosyn, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about any potential risks.

Lodosyn and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known whether Lodosyn® (carbidopa) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Lodosyn if you are breastfeeding or plan to start.
 

Can I Take Lodosyn While Breastfeeding?

No studies have been conducted on whether Lodosyn passes through breast milk in humans. However, Lodosyn is always used in combination with levodopa, a medication that does pass through breast milk in humans. It is not known whether this causes any problems for the breastfed infant. It's important to note that levodopa can decrease the level of prolactin, a hormone that is important for breastfeeding. Theoretically, levodopa may negatively affect a woman's ability to breastfeed successfully.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Lodosyn and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Lodosyn 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, the two of you can make a shared decision about Lodosyn and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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