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Geodon and Breastfeeding

While no research has been done to see whether Geodon passes through breast milk, the manufacturer of Geodon recommends avoiding the drug while breastfeeding. You should be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about Geodon and breastfeeding, since everyone's situation is different -- and your healthcare provider understands your situation best.

An Overview of Geodon and Breastfeeding

It is not known if Geodon® (ziprasidone hydrochloride) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Geodon does not recommend that the drug be used in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding and have been prescribed Geodon, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

What Does the Research Say About Geodon and Breastfeeding?

No research has been done to see if Geodon passes through breast milk. It is also not known if Geodon will have any negative effects on a breastfed infant. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Geodon while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Geodon and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Geodon and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands 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 Geodon and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
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