Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray Breastfeeding
Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray.

What is Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray used for?

PROVENTIL Inhalation Aerosol is indicated in patients 12 years of age and older, for the prevention and relief of bronchospasm in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease, and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray safe for breastfeeding
As per our analysis Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray contains only one ingredient and that is Albuterol. We have analyzed Albuterol and it seems to be safe to use Albuterol while breastfeeding, that means usage of Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Albuterol usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for tumorigenicity shown for albuterol in some animal studies, 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.

Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray Breastfeeding Analsys

Albuterol while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 18559-94-9

Bronchodilator medication similar to Terbutaline that is excreted into breast milk in non-significant amount. Inhaled preparations are preferred since they are absorbed less than 10 %. Consensus among experts on the compatibility of inhaled bronchodilators exists because its minimal absorption and low serum levels in the mother.

Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Albuterol while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 18559-94-9

Although no published data exist on the use of albuterol by mouth or inhaler during lactation, data from the related drug, terbutaline, indicate that very little is expected to be excreted into breastmilk.[1] The authors of several reviews and an expert panel agree that use of inhaled bronchodilators is acceptable during breastfeeding because of the low bioavailability and maternal serum levels after use.[2][3][4][5][6]

Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray and breastfeeding

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray?

It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray and have used it then do not panic as Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray, is it safe?

Usage of Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.

If I am using Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray, will my baby need extra monitoring?


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Proventil | Albuterol Aerosol, Spray 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