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Myrbetriq and Breastfeeding

Although no research has been done on women using Myrbetriq (mirabegron) while breastfeeding, animal studies have shown that the drug does pass through breast milk in rats. Due to the unknown risks for a nursing infant, the manufacturer advises that women not take Myrbetriq while breastfeeding. Problems might include constipation and difficulty feeding.

Can Breastfeeding Women Take Myrbetriq?

Myrbetriq™ (mirabegron) is a prescription medicine used to treat an overactive bladder. At this time, it is unknown if the drug passes through breast milk. The manufacturer recommends that women not take Myrbetriq while breastfeeding. If you are nursing a child, talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.

More Information on Myrbetriq and Breastfeeding

In animal studies, Myrbetriq has been shown to pass through the breast milk of rats. However, no research has been done to see if the drug passes through human breast milk, whether it affects breast milk production, or whether it would harm a nursing child.
Although this lack of information is certainly frustrating, it is important to understand that studies of medications are rarely done in breastfeeding women, as this would usually expose an infant, who will not directly benefit from the medication, to possible risks.
If your healthcare provider recommends breastfeeding during Myrbetriq treatment, make sure to watch for and report any potential side effects or problems in your infant. Some of these problems may include:

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Myrbetriq use with your healthcare provider. 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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