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Is it safe to take a xanax once while breastfeeding

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
24 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
39 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
62 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Caution regarding regular use, due to sedating effects.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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