I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Metaxalone? Is Metaxalone safe for nursing mother and child? Does Metaxalone extracts into breast milk? Does Metaxalone has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Metaxalone influence milk supply or can Metaxalone decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Metaxalone lactation summary

Metaxalone is unsafe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Metaxalone is 5 out of 8 which is considered Unsafe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 5 indicates that usage of Metaxalone may cause serious side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Metaxalone may cause moderate to high side effects or may affect milk supply in lactating mother.
  • Our suggestion is to use safer alternate options rather than using Metaxalone .
  • It is recommended to evaluate the advantage of not breastfeeding while using Metaxalone Vs not using Metaxalone And continue breastfeeding.
  • While using Metaxalone Its must to monitor child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to dosage.
  • Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Metaxalone usage in lactation

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