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Enablex and Breastfeeding

Before starting Enablex, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about the benefits and possible risks. Animal studies show that the drug passes through breast milk in rats. However, it is not known whether Enablex is passed through breast milk in humans. Therefore, it's important that you discuss the issue with your healthcare provider before taking Enablex and breastfeeding.

Is Enablex Safe While Breastfeeding?

At this time, it is not known whether Enablex® (darifenacin) passes through breast milk in women. The manufacturer recommends that women who are nursing use the drug with caution.

Enablex and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Studies have shown that Enables passes through breast milk in rats. However, no studies have been conducted to determine if Enablex also passes through breast milk in humans. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take Enablex while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your infant.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Enablex and Breastfeeding

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