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Studies on Apriso and breastfeeding show that the medication passes through breast milk. There have been reports of diarrhea in nursing infants whose mothers took another drug that contained mesalamine (the active ingredient in Apriso). Women who are breastfeeding should talk to their healthcare providers before using this medication in order to help minimize risks.

Is Apriso Safe While Breastfeeding?

Apriso™ (mesalamine) is passed through breast milk. If you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Apriso recommends that Apriso be used with caution in nursing women.

What Does the Research Say?

Apriso passes through breast milk. There have been reports of diarrhea in breastfed infants whose mothers took another medication that contained mesalamine (the active ingredient in Apriso). If your healthcare provider recommends taking Apriso while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for diarrhea and any other side effects in your child (see Infant Diarrhea for more information on how to tell if your child has diarrhea).

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Apriso and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a decision that is right for you.
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