Asenapine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Asenapine: Saphris

Asenapine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because there is no published experience with asenapine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible Effects on Lactation

Asenapine has caused elevated prolactin serum in patients taking the drug.[1] The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.

References

1. Anon. Saphris package insert. Merck & Co., Inc. 2009.

Asenapine Identification

Substance Name

Asenapine

CAS Registry Number

65576-45-6

Drug Class

  • Antipsychotic Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

819

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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