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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
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Donald Jacobson
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
ADHD & Autism
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Bachar Al-Alami
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Such is not the case for lorazepam. Please see my answer.
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