Delzicol and Breastfeeding

It is known that Delzicol (mesalamine) passes through breast milk. Because of the potentially dangerous side effects that might occur in a nursing infant, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that breastfeeding women use Delzicol with caution. Before taking this drug while nursing, talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks.


Can Breastfeeding Women Take Delzicol?

Delzicol® (mesalamine) does pass through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Delzicol recommends that this drug be used cautiously in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are nursing or plan to start, make sure to let your healthcare provider know before taking Delzicol.

More Information on Delzicol and Breastfeeding

Delzicol passes through breast milk. There have been reports of diarrhea in breastfed infants whose mothers have taken this drug. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Delzicol while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for diarrhea or any other side effects in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Delzicol use with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
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