Brovana and Breastfeeding

No research has been conducted on Brovana (arformoterol tartrate) and breastfeeding, so it is not known whether the medication passes through breast milk. Since the drug is only approved for treating COPD, which is very uncommon in women of reproductive age, it is unlikely that a breastfeeding woman would need to take Brovana. Breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers before taking any medication.

Brovana While Breastfeeding: An Overview

At this time, no information is available about whether Brovana® (arformoterol tartrate) is passed through breast milk in humans. Because there may be potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Brovana recommends using the drug with caution while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know. It should be noted that Brovana is approved only to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disease which is very uncommon in women of reproductive age.

Brovana and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been conducted on whether Brovana passes through breast milk in humans (although it has been shown to pass through breast milk in rats). If your healthcare provider recommends taking Brovana while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Brovana and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Brovana and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. After considering what you want and expect (and your current health situation), you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Brovana and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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