Anturol and Breastfeeding
The manufacturer of Anturol recommends that breastfeeding women use this drug with caution, as it is unknown if the medicine passes through human breast milk or if it would harm a nursing infant. Based on the chemical structure of the drug, it is expected that it would pass through breast milk. Discuss the benefits and potential risks before using this drug while nursing.
Can Breastfeeding Women Use Anturol?At this time, it is unknown whether Anturol® (oxybutynin gel) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding women use this medication with caution. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk with your healthcare provider before using Anturol.
Anturol is used to treat an overactive bladder. Keep in mind that bladder issues, such as leaking urine when coughing or sneezing or needing to urinate frequently, are quite common during and after pregnancy. In most cases, these problems improve with time after delivery, and do not usually require treatment.
More Information on Anturol and BreastfeedingNo studies have been done to determine whether oxybutynin, the active ingredient in Anturol, passes through human breast milk. However, based on the chemical structure of the drug, it is predicted to pass through breast milk. If your healthcare provider recommends using Anturol while breastfeeding, be watchful for any unusual problems or symptoms in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare ProviderYou should discuss breastfeeding and Anturol 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.