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At this time, it is unknown whether it is safe for nursing women to take Ditropan. Breastfeeding women should use caution while taking the medication because no studies have been conducted on whether it passes through breast milk. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about Ditropan and breastfeeding in your particular situation to discuss the benefits and potential risks.

Ditropan and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Currently, it is not known whether Ditropan® (oxybutynin chloride) passes through breast milk in women. The manufacturer of the drug recommends that women who are breastfeeding use caution while taking Ditropan.

Ditropan and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No studies have been conducted on whether Ditropan passes through breast milk. Also, it is not known if the drug would cause any problems in breastfed infants if it does pass through breast milk. There is some evidence that the drug may cause a decrease in milk production, which may be a problem in some situations. In addition, if your healthcare provider recommends that you take Ditropan while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your infant.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Ditropan and Breastfeeding

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