For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit and some common side effects associated with Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit.
What is Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit used for?
: VIVITROL is indicated for the treatment of alcohol dependence in patients who are able to abstain from alcohol in an outpatient setting prior to initiation of treatment with VIVITROL. Patients should not be actively drinking at the time of initial VIVITROL administration. Treatment with VIVITROL should be part of a comprehensive management program that includes psychosocial support.
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit contains only one active ingredient that is Naltrexone. We have analyzed the usage of Naltrexone in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Naltrexone poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Transfer of naltrexone and 6β-naltrexol into human milk has been reported with oral naltrexone. Because of the potential for tumorigenicity shown for naltrexone in animal studies, and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from VIVITROL, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit Breastfeeding Analsys
Naltrexone while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 16590-41-3
Antagonist of opium derivative drugs similar to Naloxone. Used for alcohol dehabituation therapy.
Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Naltrexone while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 16590-41-3
Limited data indicate that naltrexone is minimally excreted into breastmilk. If naltrexone is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit?
During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit, is it safe?
Though Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.
If I am using Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Vivitrol | Naltrexone Kit in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week