Can Breastfeeding Women Use Suprenza?
™ (orally disintegrating phentermine
) is a prescription medication used to help people lose weight. At this time, it is unknown whether this medication passes through breast milk. If you are nursing a child, talk with your healthcare provider before using Suprenza.
More Information on Suprenza and Breastfeeding
This medication has not been studied in breastfeeding women. However, based on the properties of the drug, it is expected to pass through breast milk. In addition, Suprenza is chemically related to amphetamines, which are known to pass through breast milk.
Because Suprenza has the potential to cause hyperactivity, restlessness, and potentially serious side effects in a nursing child, it is generally recommended that women avoid using the medication while breastfeeding. In addition, women who are nursing should usually not try to lose weight, as breastfeeding is normally a time of increased caloric need.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
You should discuss breastfeeding and Suprenza 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.