Eldepryl and Breastfeeding
No studies have been done on Eldepryl (selegiline hydrochloride) and breastfeeding, so it is not known if this medication passes through breast milk or if it would cause any problems in a nursing infant. However, based on the chemical structure of Eldepryl, it is assumed that the medication can pass through breast milk. Due to the potentially serious side effects that may occur in a nursing infant, it is typically recommended that women avoid this medication while breastfeeding.
An Overview of Eldepryl and BreastfeedingIt is not known if Eldepryl® (selegiline hydrochloride) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Eldepryl if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding.
Can I Take Eldepryl While Breastfeeding?No studies have been done to see if Eldepryl passes through breast milk in humans (or even in animals). However, based on the chemical characteristics of Eldepryl, it is expected that this medication can pass through breast milk. It is also not known if Eldepryl would have any negative effects in breastfed infants. However, because Eldepryl affects brain chemicals and can cause very serious side effects in adults (and presumably in children), most healthcare providers do not recommend taking Eldepryl while breastfeeding.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Eldepryl and BreastfeedingYou should talk with your healthcare provider about Eldepryl 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 Eldepryl and breastfeeding that is right for you.