Spiriva and Breastfeeding

No studies have been done on Spiriva and breastfeeding in humans, although the drug does pass through the breast milk of rodents. Since it's unknown what problems Spiriva may have on a nursing infant, if you do take the drug while breastfeeding, watch for any problems in your child. If you are taking Spiriva and breastfeeding is something you are considering, discuss the issue with your healthcare provider.

Spiriva and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Spiriva® (tiotropium bromide) is passed through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or are thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Spiriva and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Spiriva passes through breast milk in rodents. However, no research has been done to see if the drug is passed through breast milk in humans. It is also not known if Spiriva would cause any problems in breastfed infants if it does pass through breast milk. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Spiriva while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Spiriva and Breastfeeding

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