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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take strattera (atomoxetine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Although there are no studies documenting strattera (atomoxetine) use in pregnant women, there are studies showing an increased risk of miscarriage and pregnancy loss in animals. Therefore, it appears that avoiding strattera (atomoxetine) in pregnancy or using other medications makes good sense.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
Try not to: Strattera (atomoxetine) is a drug that develops a level in your blood. This level will also bathe the baby. This level will get into breast milk. Granted only small amounts may affect fetus and breast milk, but why take the chance.
Last updated May 18, 2016
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