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Adasuve and Breastfeeding

It is unknown whether Adasuve (loxapine inhalation powder) passes through human breast milk. However, it is known to pass through breast milk in dogs and is expected to pass through human breast milk to some extent. Due to the potentially serious risks of this drug, the manufacturer recommends that nursing women either not use Adasuve or not breastfeed.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Adasuve?

At this time, it is not known if Adasuve™ (loxapine inhalation powder) passes through breast milk in women. The manufacturer of Adasuve recommends that women avoid using this medication while nursing a child. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk with your healthcare provider before using Adasuve.
 

More Information on Adasuve and Breastfeeding

No studies have been done to see if Adasuve passes through breast milk in women or in animals. Loxapine, the active ingredient in Adasuve, has been shown to pass through breast milk in dogs. Based on the properties of the drug, it is expected to pass through human breast milk to some extent.
 
Adasuve is an antipsychotic medication. Like other antipsychotics, it is associated with potentially serious side effects. At this time, it is unknown if Adasuve would harm a nursing child. Because of the potential for serious side effects, the manufacturer of the medication recommends that nursing women either not use Adasuve or not breastfeed.
 
Until more information is available, it is probably safest to avoid breastfeeding during Adasuve treatment. If your healthcare provider recommends using this drug while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any potential side effects in your child, such as drowsiness, abnormal muscle movements, or difficulty feeding.
 
Because Adasuve is given on an as-needed basis to treat agitation, you may be able to resume breastfeeding shortly after Adasuve is no longer needed. Talk to your healthcare provider about when it may be safe for you to breastfeed.
 
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