It is not known if Zuplenz (ondansetron oral soluble film) passes through breast milk. Due to the potential risks, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women use Zuplenz with caution while breastfeeding. Before taking this drug while nursing, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits.
Can I Take Zuplenz While Breastfeeding?
The manufacturer of Zuplenz™ (Ondansetron Oral Soluble Film) recommends that women use this medication with caution while breastfeeding. At this time, it is unknown if this medicine is safe for use while nursing a child. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, it is best to talk with your healthcare provider before taking Zuplenz.
More Information on Breastfeeding and Zuplenz
No studies have been done to see if Zuplenz passes through breast milk in humans. Similarly, it is unknown what effects (if any) Zuplenz would have on a breastfed infant.
If your healthcare provider recommends taking this drug while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects, such as excessive drowsiness or irritability, in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
You should discuss breastfeeding and Zuplenz use with your healthcare provider. 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, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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