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Can I take ativan while breastfeeding

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Moderately safe: Lorazepam has been looked at in a few studies and appears to cross into the breast milk in insignificant quantity.(2.9% of maternal dose) there are ca... Read More
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
NO.: Psychotropic medications taken by breastfeeding mother can almost always affect the baby.
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam) & breast milk: Ativan (lorazepam) does go from mother to breast milk and can cause sedation in infants. Using Ativan (lorazepam) regularly is not recommended with b... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Safe at regular dose: This medication is considered safe at regular dose levels although some caution to monitor baby for sedation. It appears little if any med appears in ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes, it should be : Lorazepam has low levels in breastmilk, a short half-life relative to many other benzodiazepines, and is safely administered directly to infants. Evid... Read More
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
ADHD and Autism 36 years experience
NOT RECOMMENDED: Breast-feeding considerations lorazepam can be detected in breast milk. Drowsiness, lethargy, or weight loss in nursing infants have been observed in... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: You can try melatonin in small doses.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Ativan: Please ask the physician who is ordering the test. Good Luck
A female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer: Ativan is for Anxiety. Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity. Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn. Due t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
only: Only if your dr prescribed it this way. They may potentiate side effects; you should consult your dr before. Best of luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes: Shouldn't b a problem.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Drug interaction checker shows no interactions btwn clindamycin and ativan (lorazepam).

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