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Sancuso and Breastfeeding

Because no research has been done on Sancuso (granisetron transdermal) and breastfeeding, it is not known if the medication passes through breast milk. Because of the potential risks, the manufacturer recommends that women use this medication with caution while breastfeeding. Before breastfeeding while taking Sancuso, however, talk to your healthcare provider about your particular situation.

Is Sancuso Safe for Breastfeeding Women?

At this time, it is not known whether Sancuso® (granisetron transdermal) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, the manufacturer recommends that women use the drug with caution while breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding and Sancuso: What Does the Research Say?

No studies have been done to see if the active ingredient in Sancuso (granisetron) passes through breast milk or if it would cause problems in a nursing infant. This lack of information may be quite frustrating for women who are breastfeeding. However, there are good reasons why many medications are not studied in breastfeeding women. In most situations, such studies would be considered unethical. These studies might put infants (who cannot consent to these studies themselves and who would not directly benefit from the medication) at risk. In general, most information about breastfeeding and medications is obtained through cases outside of formal clinical studies.

Discussing Sancuso and Breastfeeding With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Sancuso 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, the two of you can make a shared decision about Sancuso and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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