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Sanctura XR and Breastfeeding

Prior to taking Sanctura XR (trospium XR), breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of taking the medication. This is because it is not known if Sanctura XR passes through breast milk in humans (it does pass through breast milk in rats). If your healthcare provider prescribes Sanctura XR, be sure to watch for any side effects in your nursing infant.

Is Sanctura XR Safe While Breastfeeding?

Before a woman who is breastfeeding takes any medication, it is important that she finds out whether the medication passes through breast milk. It is unknown if Sanctura® XR (trospium XR) passes through breast milk. The manufacturer recommends that women only use Sanctura XR if the benefits of the medication outweigh the possible risks.

Sanctura XR and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

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

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Sanctura XR and Breastfeeding

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