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    Is there any new information out regarding the effects of taking strattera while breastfeeding? I haven’t been able to find up to date information (Prescribed 80mg generic) thanks

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    Is this okay to take while breastfeeding?

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      Kkatieecooperr,

      Strattera (atomoxetine) is rated an L4-no data-possibly hazardous. " No data are available on the transfer of Atomoxetine into human milk. Because this is a lipophilic, neuroactive drug, there is some potential risk with its use in a breastfeeding mother, and mothers should probably be cautioned about its use while breastfeeding." (Medications and Mothers' Milk database, Dr Thomas Hale PhD). This is not a preferred medication, especially while nursing a young infant or premature infant. We would recommend using methylphenidate or low dose Adderall (20mg or less a day). If you decide to breastfeed while taking Strattera observe your infant for irritability, poor sleep, tremors and poor weight gain.

      Sandra Lovato R.N.
      InfantRisk Center

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