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Zoloft Breastfeeding Side Effects
Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) is virtually undetectable in breast milk. So essentially your infant will not "see" zoloft (sertraline). Other studies looking at this showed that there were no adverse effects in the infant who were exposed to zoloft (sertraline) during breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Some risk: About 1 % of drugs with pass into breast milk. Consult the a baby's pediatrician on the specific drugs. ...Read more
Is it harmful to my baby for me to take Zoloft (sertraline) while i'm breastfeeding?
Just got prescribed it.
Zoloft (sertraline) & breastfeed: Research studies show that zoloft (sertraline) is relatively safe to use while breastfeeding. Even though some may reach breast milk, it was nearly undetectable in the babies. See more here: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/breastfeeding-and-psychiatric-medication/ this is a personal decision between you and your doctor, balancing risks & benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I accidentally took my 150mg of zoloft (sertraline) twice tonight. I'm breastfeeding, should I be worried?
Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). If I increase to 75mg will baby be exposed to 50% more medication?
Sertraline and moms: No. Sertraline seems to be the safest to take while breastfeeding. In studies of breastfeeding infants whose mothers were taking sertraline, the drug has either been undetectable or insignificant in the infant's blood . As always, please discuss your concerns with your healthcare providers. ...Read more
If Zoloft 62mg wasn't very effective would going up to 75mg work better? Tried Paxil (paroxetine) before and 20mg helped. Need safest option for breastfeeding.
Increase is OK: 62mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is unusual as typically this is prescribed in increments of 25mg. Zoloft (sertraline) is considered a relatively safe drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The difference between 62 and 75 is minimal, but if you are experiencing depression, try the increase, with consult with your OB/GYB. You cannot equate effective dosages between medications as their metabolic rate is different. ...Read more
Breastfeeding on 50mg Zoloft (sertraline). Need to go up to 75 but worried about baby getting more medication. Is 75 a high dose while nursing? Will she get more?
Not really : The AAP released an article on 8/23/2013 advising that most medications are safe for breastfeeding mothers, although antidepressants were cited as ones with potential problems, yet it wasn't recommended to stop it, the NIH Toxnet and Lactmed databases didn't recommend stopping it either, check them for more information. You want to tell your child 's pediatrician about it too, enjoy your baby ...Read more
Pregnant. Need Zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine) after. Are either safe while breastfeeding? I would need 75mg of Zoloft vs. 20mg of Paxil (paroxetine), which is better or formula?
Either: Based on the literature, nursing babies are almost all completely spared exposure to both these drugs, so there is no need to avoid breastfeeding while taking either of the medications. If you have better personal experience with one of them than the other in the past, you might choose that one regardless of the dose. If not, then Zoloft (sertraline) may be a better first choice from a tolerability standpoint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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