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Savella and Breastfeeding

No research has been done on Savella (milnacipran) and breastfeeding, so it is not known whether the medication passes through breast milk. However, the drug is known to pass through breast milk in laboratory animals. If you are breastfeeding while taking Savella, it is important to watch for any changes or problems in your infant.

Is It Safe to Take Savella While Breastfeeding?

At this time, it is not known if Savella® (milnacipran hydrochloride) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding women avoid this medication. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Savella.
 

What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if Savella passes through breast milk in humans. However, the drug does pass through breast milk in laboratory animals. Because the potential risks to the nursing infant are not known, Savella is probably not a good choice for a breastfeeding woman. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Savella while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any changes or problems in your infant.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding and Savella. 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.
 
 
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