im due to have a baby in 8 weeks and would like to no information on is it safe to breast feed my baby while im taking fluoxetine as some leflets says yes some say no please can u give me some information on this thank you as i am very confussed.
Fluoxetine should be used with caution in breast-feeding mothers because of the excretion of the drug into breast milk. SSRI concentrations in breast milk are typically similar to those of maternal serum. Patients should advise their physician of their intention to breast-feed. Fluoxetine has been observed to cause increased irritability, colic, vomiting, and decreased sleep in infants. The FDA has recommended against fluoxetine use during lactation, but some authors have not concurred. The American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested that SSRI use during breast-feeding may be of concern. Because fluoxetine and its active metabolite are eliminated slowly, consideration should be given to the possible presence of the drug in breast milk for a prolonged period after discontinuation of therapy. If breast-feeding is continued, the infant should be observed for evidence of adverse effects, and breast-feeding should be avoided at times of peak serum concentrations.
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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