Bontril and Breastfeeding
Although no studies have been done on Bontril and breastfeeding, healthcare providers typically recommend that women not take the medication when nursing. Bontril is chemically similar to amphetamines, which are known to pass through breast milk and can cause miscarriages and birth defects. Because everyone's situation is different, talk with your healthcare provider about your particular situation.
Bontril and Breastfeeding: An OverviewAt this time, it is not known if Bontril® (phendimetrazine tartrate) passes through breast milk. Usually, healthcare providers recommend that women not take the drug while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or planning to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Bontril. Officially, the drug is "contraindicated" during breastfeeding (meaning that it absolutely should not be used while breastfeeding).
Bontril and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?Bontril has not been studied in any women who were breastfeeding, and it is not known if the medication passes through breast milk. However, Bontril is chemically similar to amphetamines, which are known to pass through breast milk and can cause negative effects in breastfed infants. It is important to remember that breastfeeding is usually a time of increased caloric need for mothers, not a time for dieting.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Bontril and BreastfeedingYou should talk with your healthcare provider about Bontril 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, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Bontril and breastfeeding that is right for you.