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Gelnique and Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding and taking Gelnique (oxybutynin gel), make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and possible risks of the medication. No studies have been conducted on this medication and breastfeeding women, so it is not known if this medication passes through breast milk. However, based on the medication's chemical structure, it is likely that Gelnique would pass through breast milk.

Is Taking Gelnique While Breastfeeding Safe?

At this time, it is not known if Gelnique™ (oxybutynin gel) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer of Gelnique recommends that women who are breastfeeding should use this medication with caution. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Gelnique.

Facts About and Breastfeeding and Gelnique

No studies have been done to see if oxybutynin (the active ingredient in Gelnique) passes through breast milk in humans. However, based on the chemical structure of oxybutynin, it is predicted to pass through breast milk.
If your healthcare recommends that you take Gelnique while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any symptoms or problems in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding and Gelnique. 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.
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