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Ditropan XL and Breastfeeding

Women who are breastfeeding should use extra caution while taking Ditropan XL. Breastfeeding women should watch for any side effects in their child because it is not known whether the medication passes through breast milk. If you are taking Ditropan XL and breastfeeding (or thinking of breastfeeding), be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the possible risks.

An Overview of Ditropan XL and Breastfeeding

It is unknown if Ditropan XL® (oxybutynin ER) passes through breast milk in women. The manufacturer of Ditropan XL recommends that breastfeeding women use caution while taking the medication.

Ditropan XL and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

However, no studies have been conducted on whether Ditropan XL passes through breast milk. Also, it is not known if Ditropan XL would cause any problems in breastfed infants (if it passes through breast milk). Additionally, if your healthcare provider recommends that you take Ditropan XL while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your infant.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Ditropan XL and Breastfeeding

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