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Is it safe to take a xanax once while breastfeeding

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Other option better: There are other medications that are shorter-acting that would be safer. Xanax (alprazolam) can cause babies to be too sleepy or irritable. They can a... Read More
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Probably ok: Taking a single dose of Xanax (alprazolam) (such as before a medical procedure) usually does not cause any problems, and many healthcare providers rec... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Is not safe: 0.5mg of Alprazolam or Xanax (alprazolam) is not too much. Thec risc of breast feeding it wiill depend if it is a one time use or a chronic treatment... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
Pediatrics 63 years experience
Immediately : Hope not taken during pregnancy the side effects to newborns can be severe as it comes thru in milk if you want to continue breast ask for different m... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): Caution regarding regular use, due to sedating effects.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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A few days: I guess I would ask if you were on Xanax (alprazolam) while you were pregnant, since it is a class D drug and not recommended in pregnancy. It can be ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Contraindicated: Xanax (alprazolam) like any other drug is excreted in the breast mik and will last in your blood stream for 2 days in your baby it can cause drowsines... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Breast feeding: is not recommended when taking Xanax (alprazolam) as it may potentially affect the infant and there are other drugs for panic disorder that are safer ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not good idea: While Xanax (alprazolam) does cross into breast milk, the keve l s can be very erratic and thus not a good plan for withdrawl. Otherwise, you are basi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possibly unsafe: Xanax (alprazolam) during lactation may affect your breast milk and infant. Please discuss the risks vs benefits with the prescribing physician. It wo... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Not a good idea: Lots of medicine that you ingest get into breast milk. It might be wise to call the physician who prescribed them and have him/her advise you how to t... Read More

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