Mirapex and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is unknown if Mirapex®
dihydrochloride) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Mirapex if you are breastfeeding or plan to start. The manufacturer does not recommend that women use this medication when breastfeeding.
Can I Take Mirapex While Breastfeeding?
No studies have been done to see if Mirapex passes through breast milk in women. However, studies have shown that the drug passes through breast milk in rats. It is not known if Mirapex could have any negative effects on an infant if it does pass through breast milk in humans.
Studies have shown that Mirapex can lower prolactin levels in humans. Because prolactin is a hormone that is important for breastfeeding, Mirapex could affect a woman's ability to breastfeed.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Mirapex and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Mirapex 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 Mirapex and breastfeeding that is right for you.