No studies have been done on Zelapar (orally disintegrating selegiline) and breastfeeding, so it is not known if this medication passes through breast milk or if it would cause any problems in a nursing infant. However, based on the chemical structure of Zelapar, it is expected that the medication would pass through breast milk. If you are taking Zelapar and breastfeeding, discuss the possible risks with your healthcare provider.
Zelapar and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is not known if Zelapar® (orally disintegrating selegiline) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking the drug if you are breastfeeding or plan to start.
Can I Take Zelapar While Breastfeeding?
No studies have been done to see if Zelapar passes through breast milk. However, based on the chemical characteristics of Zelapar, it is expected that this drug can pass through breast milk. It is also not known if Zelapar would have any negative effects on breastfed infants.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Zelapar and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Zelapar 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 Zelapar and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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