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Is 1mg sublingual ativan (lorazepam) safe to take while breastfeeding i can't seem to find much info online. thank you!

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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. Evidence from nursing mothers indicates that Lorazepam does not cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants with usual maternal dosages. No special precautions are required. Wwwdrugs.Com.
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 case reports following maternal use of some benzodiazepines. Breast-feeding is not recommended by the manufacturer. Enters breast milk/not recommended.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Such is not the case for lorazepam. Please see my answer.
Dec 22, 2013

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