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At this point, no research has been conducted on Vivactil and breastfeeding. Due to the chemical makeup of the medication, however, the drug most likely passes through breast milk. Since researchers are not sure what the effects to a nursing baby might be, you should talk to your healthcare provider about Vivactil and breastfeeding to weigh the benefits and possible risks.

Vivactil and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Vivactil® (protriptyline hydrochloride) passes through breast milk. Due to the possibly harmful effects the drug might have on a breastfeeding infant, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it while breastfeeding.
 

Vivactil and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been has been conducted on whether Vivactil passes through breast milk. However, due to the chemical makeup of the drug, it is expected that it will pass through breast milk. It is not known what the effects to a breastfeeding baby might be.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Vivactil and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Vivactil and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. Based on what you want and expect and your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Vivactil and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
 
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