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A 29-year-old female asked:

How long does 12.5mg of anafranil (clomipramine) stay in the body? can i breastfeed while on anafranil (clomipramine)?

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Dr. Nicholas Stratas
Psychiatry 62 years experience
1/2 life of 21 hour: Anafranil (clomipramine) is metabolized after a single dose so that 1/2 is still in the blood stream 21 hours after taken. Newborns have experienced withdrawal signs. It is important to work closely with your psychiatrist and obstetrician and that they work together. Rxmed.Com provides a useful summary.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Anafranil: “The American Academy of Pediatrics classifies this drug as an agent whose effect on the nursing infant is unknown but may be of concern. -The WHO classifies this drug as compatible with breastfeeding.” REF: https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/clomipramine.html Clomipramine is excreted into human breast milk.

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