Oxybutinyn use while Breastfeeding
Oxybutinyn Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
No information is available on the use of oxybutynin during breastfeeding. Long-term use of oxybutynin might reduce milk production or milk letdown, but a single dose is not likely to interfere with breastfeeding. During long-term use, observe for signs of decreased lactation (e.g., insatiety, poor weight gain).
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
Relevant published information in nursing mothers was not found as of the revision date. Anticholinergics can inhibit lactation in animals apparently by inhibiting growth hormone and oxytocin secretion. Anticholinergic drugs can also reduce serum prolactin in nonnursing women. The manufacturer reports that cases of lactation suppression have been reported with oxybutynin in postmarketing surveillance. The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.
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- Muscarinic Antagonists
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