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Although no studies have been done to find out whether Mellaril passes through breast milk in humans, it is known that other similar medications do pass through breast milk. Because everyone's situation is different, it is important that you talk with your healthcare provider about Mellaril and breastfeeding for your particular situation. If your healthcare provider does recommend taking Mellaril while breastfeeding, you should make sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

An Overview of Mellaril and Breastfeeding

It is not known if Mellaril® (thioridazine) is passed through breast milk. Mellaril is an antipsychotic medication that can cause serious side effects. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding and have been prescribed Mellaril, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
 

What Does the Research Say About Mellaril and Breastfeeding?

No studies have been done to see if Mellaril passes through breast milk in humans. However, other similar medications are known to pass through breast milk. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Mellaril while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Mellaril and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Mellaril 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 Mellaril and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
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