Didrex and Breastfeeding

If you are taking Didrex and breastfeeding at the same time, it is important to know that the medication may pass through your breast milk. Although no studies have been done that would determine this, it is known that Didrex is chemically similar to amphetamines, which do pass through breast milk and can cause problems in breastfed infants.

An Overview of Didrex and Breastfeeding

At this time, it is not known if Didrex® (benzphetamine hydrochloride) passes through breast milk. The manufacturer of Didrex recommends that women who are breastfeeding should not take the medication. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or planning to start breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Didrex.
 

Didrex and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Didrex has not been studied in any women who were breastfeeding, and it is not known if Didrex passes through breast milk. However, Didrex 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 to be dieting.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Didrex and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Didrex 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 Didrex and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
 
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