Because no research has been done on Prolixin and breastfeeding, it is not known if the medication passes through breast milk. However, other similar medications are known to pass through breast milk, and Prolixin carries a risk of potentially serious side effects. Therefore, if you are prescribed Prolixin while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any changes in your nursing infant.
An Overview of Prolixin and Breastfeeding
It is not known if Prolixin® (fluphenazine) is passed through breast milk. However, the drug is an antipsychotic medication that can cause serious side effects. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding and have been prescribed Prolixin, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Prolixin and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No studies have been done to see if Prolixin passes through breast milk in humans. However, similar medications are known to pass through breast milk. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Prolixin while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Prolixin and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Prolixin 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 Prolixin and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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