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How long does .25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) stay in my system if i'm brestfeeding? How many feedings should I dump?

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Dr. Sharon Bass
Family Medicine
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In brief: Stop taking xanax (alprazolam)

Xanax (alprazolam) can last in your system for as long as 12 hours.
If you truly want to continue breastfeeding, stop taking xanax (alprazolam). An alternative might be Hydroxyzine as there seems to be low or minimal risk for your baby but there is limited information on this. The older your baby, the less risk. But no drug can be said to be truly safe.

In brief: Stop taking xanax (alprazolam)

Xanax (alprazolam) can last in your system for as long as 12 hours.
If you truly want to continue breastfeeding, stop taking xanax (alprazolam). An alternative might be Hydroxyzine as there seems to be low or minimal risk for your baby but there is limited information on this. The older your baby, the less risk. But no drug can be said to be truly safe.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Generally, no worry

Low doses of Alprazolam like 0.
25 mg are almost certainly safe in breast feeding, especially if not taken regularly. The baby should be observed for any increase in sedation, but that is very unlikely if no other issues are present. The benefits from continued breastfeeding outweigh any potential risk. Regular and higher doses are another question - you should be asking your pediatrician the ?.

In brief: Generally, no worry

Low doses of Alprazolam like 0.
25 mg are almost certainly safe in breast feeding, especially if not taken regularly. The baby should be observed for any increase in sedation, but that is very unlikely if no other issues are present. The benefits from continued breastfeeding outweigh any potential risk. Regular and higher doses are another question - you should be asking your pediatrician the ?.
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