If you are taking Xopenex HFA and breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects in your baby. Although no research has been conducted on whether the medicine is passed through breast milk, it is believed that nursing mothers and their babies will not develop problems from Xopenex HFA. Breastfeeding mothers should talk to their healthcare providers before using the Xopenex HFA inhaler.
Xopenex HFA and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is not known if Xopenex HFA® (levalbuterol HFA) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Xopenex HFA recommends that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending Xopenex HFA while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Xopenex HFA and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No research has been done to see if Xopenex HFA is passed through breast milk. However, it is thought that Xopenex HFA is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Xopenex HFA while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Xopenex HFA and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Xopenex HFA 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 Xopenex HFA and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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