... daily with regular food
30 Nov 2011
It is not known if Flexeril passes through breast milk in humans. If it does pass through breast milk, it may cause problems in a breastfeeding infant. you should talk to the doc who prescribed the med about taking Flexeril.
Flexeril has never been studied in any pregnant women. However, based on the chemical structure of Flexeril, it is likely to pass through breast milk. Flexeril would also be likely to cause side effects, such as drowsiness, in a breastfed infant. Generally, most docs do not recommend Flexeril for breastfeeding women, as the risks are not known. However, if the doc says that it is okay for you to take Flexeril while breastfeeding, please carefully watch for any side effects and changes in your infant.
You should talk with your doc about Flexeril and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your doc would understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your doc can make a shared decision about Flexeril and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Take care, best wishes to you & your infant!
- Flexeril Information for Consumers
- Flexeril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Flexeril (detailed)
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