Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet while Breastfeeding

Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet ? Know what is Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet is safe for your kid or not.

What is Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet used for?

WELLBUTRIN is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder. A physician considering WELLBUTRIN for the management of a patient’s first episode of depression should be aware that the drug may cause generalized seizures in a dose-dependent manner with an approximate incidence of 0.4% (4/1,000). This incidence of seizures may exceed that of other marketed antidepressants by as much as 4-fold. This relative risk is only an approximate estimate because no direct comparative studies have been conducted (see WARNINGS). The efficacy of WELLBUTRIN has been established in 3 placebo-controlled trials, including 2 of approximately 3 weeks’ duration in depressed inpatients and one of approximately 6 weeks’ duration in depressed outpatients. The depressive disorder of the patients studied corresponds most closely to the Major Depression category of the APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III. Major Depression implies a prominent and relatively persistent depressed or dysphoric mood that usually interferes with daily functioning (nearly every day for at least 2 weeks); it should include at least 4 of the following 8 symptoms: change in appetite, change in sleep, psychomotor agitation or retardation, loss of interest in usual activities or decrease in sexual drive, increased fatigability, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, slowed thinking or impaired concentration, and suicidal ideation or attempts. Effectiveness of WELLBUTRIN in long-term use, that is, for more than 6 weeks, has not been systematically evaluated in controlled trials. Therefore, the physician who elects to use WELLBUTRIN for extended periods should periodically reevaluate the long-term usefulness of the drug for the individual patient.

I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?

Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet contains Bupropion hydrochloride as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Bupropion hydrochloride but we do have analysis of Bupropion hydrochloride, which is used in manufacturing of Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet. You can get a good idea about Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Like many other drugs, bupropion and its metabolites are secreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from WELLBUTRIN, 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.

Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Bupropion hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 34911-55-2

Limited information indicates that maternal bupropion doses of up to 300 mg daily produce low levels in breastmilk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. However, there is little reported use in breastfed newborn infants and case reports of a possible seizure in partially breastfed 6-month-olds. If bupropion is required by a nursing mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, another drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Infants exposed to bupropion and an SSRI through breastfeeding should be closely monitored for vomiting, diarrhea, jitteriness, or sedation and possibly measurement of serum levels to rule out toxicity if there is a concern.

Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet and breastfeeding

What if I already have used Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet?

We are not completely sure about safety of Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.

My health care provider has asked me to use Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet, what to do?

If your doctor considers Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.

If I am using Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Wellbutrin | Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablet 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