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Detrol and Breastfeeding

At this time, it is unclear if Detrol and breastfeeding is a safe combination, because researchers don't know if the medication passes through breast milk in humans. When Detrol passed through breast milk in mice, it slowed weight gain in baby mice. If you're taking Detrol and breastfeeding (or thinking of breastfeeding), talk to your healthcare provider about the possible risks.

Is Detrol Safe While Breastfeeding?

It is unknown if Detrol® (tolterodine tartrate) passes through breast milk in women. The manufacturer recommends that women avoid breastfeeding while taking the drug.

Detrol and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Detrol is known to pass through breast milk in mice and caused slow weight gain in some of the baby mice. However, no studies have been conducted to determine whether Detrol passes through breast milk in humans. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take Detrol while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your infant.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Detrol and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Detrol 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 Detrol and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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