I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Propantheline? Is Propantheline safe for nursing mother and child? Does Propantheline extracts into breast milk? Does Propantheline has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Propantheline influence milk supply or can Propantheline decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
No information is available on the use of propantheline during breastfeeding. Because propantheline is a quaternary ammonium compound, it is not likely to be absorbed and reach the bloodstream of the infant. Long-term use of propantheline might reduce milk production or milk letdown. During long-term use, observe for signs of decreased lactation (e.g., insatiety, poor weight gain).
Relevant published information in nursing mothers was not found as of the revision date. Anticholinergics can inhibit lactation in animals, apparently by inhibiting growth hormone and oxytocin secretion. Anticholinergic drugs can also reduce serum prolactin in nonnursing women. The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.
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