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The active ingredient in Hecoria does pass through human breast milk. However, in reports of women who used Hecoria while breastfeeding, this drug did not appear to cause any significant side effects in their infants. If you decide to breastfeed during treatment with this drug, make sure to watch for any problems in your child, such as poor feeding, excessive crying, or difficulty sleeping.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take Hecoria?Hecoria™ (tacrolimus) is an immunosuppressant medication used in combination with other medicines to prevent organ rejection after a heart, liver, or kidney transplant.
More Information About Hecoria and BreastfeedingThere have been reports of women who breastfed while taking tacrolimus (the active ingredient in Hecoria) after liver and kidney transplants. Based on these reports, tacrolimus does not appear to cause a significant risk to a nursing infant. The nursing infants were estimated to receive only a small amount of the mother's tacrolimus dose, and no side effects were reported in the infants. However, more information is needed before all potential risks can be ruled out.
- Poor feeding
- Excessive crying
- Difficulty sleeping
- Anything that just doesn't seem right.