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Kytril and Breastfeeding

Since no studies have been conducted on Kytril and breastfeeding, breastfeeding women should use caution when taking the medication. It is not known if the drug passes through breast milk or whether it would cause problems in a nursing infant. Therefore, if you are taking Kytril and breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in you child.

Kytril and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is unknown if Kytril® (granisetron hydrochloride) passes through breast milk in breastfeeding women. The manufacturer of Kytril recommends that breastfeeding women use caution when taking the drug.
 

Kytril and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No studies have been conducted on whether Kytril passes through breast milk in humans. Additionally, it is also unknown if Kytril would cause any problems in breastfed infants. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take Kytril while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your infant.
 
You may be wondering why no studies have been conducted on whether Kytril passes through breast milk. In many situations, such studies would be considered unethical. Such studies might put infants (who cannot themselves consent to these studies) at risk. In general, most information about breastfeeding and medications is obtained through cases outside of formal clinical studies.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Kytril and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Kytril and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand 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 Kytril and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
 
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