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Since no studies have been performed on Toviaz (fesoterodine) and breastfeeding, it is not known whether the drug passes through breast milk. The manufacturer of Toviaz recommends that breastfeeding women only use this medication if the benefits outweigh any possible risks. Before taking Toviaz, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about the potential risks.

Is Toviaz Safe While Breastfeeding?

At this time, it is unknown if Toviaz™ (fesoterodine fumarate) passes through breast milk in women. The manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding women should use Toviaz only if the benefits of the medication outweigh any possible risks. Therefore, it's important to check with your healthcare provider before taking Toviaz while breastfeeding.
 

What Does the Research Say?

No studies have been conducted to determine if Toviaz passes through breast milk in humans. Similarly, it is not known if Toviaz would cause significant problems in a breastfed infant. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take Toviaz while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your infant. In particular, you might want to watch for constipation and decreased sweating (which could lead to overheating), side effects that sometimes occur in adults.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

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