Halcion and Breastfeeding

Due to potentially serious side effects, it is generally not recommended that women breastfeed while taking Halcion. Studies involving Halcion and breastfeeding have shown that the medication does pass through breast milk in rats. However, it is not known if it passes through human breast milk. Therefore, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Halcion while breastfeeding.

An Overview of Halcion and Breastfeeding

It is unknown whether Halcion® (triazolam) passes through breast milk. Therefore, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about taking Halcion if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
 

Halcion and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Studies have shown that Halcion passes through breast milk in rats. However, it is not known if it passes through breast milk in women. Because Halcion can cause serious side effects, it is usually recommended that women stop breastfeeding while taking Halcion. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Halcion while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Halcion and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Halcion 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 Halcion and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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