Thiothixene use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Thiothixene: Navane
Medically reviewed on March 12, 2018.
Thiothixene Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Because there is no published experience with thiothixene during breastfeeding, other antipsychotic agents are preferred.
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.
Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk
Thiothixene has caused galactorrhea. Hyperprolactinemia appears to be the cause of the galactorrhea. The hyperprolactinemia is caused by the drug's dopamine-blocking action in the tuberoinfundibular pathway. The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.
Alternate Drugs to Consider
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