Benztropine Mesylate Tablet Breastfeeding

It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Benztropine Mesylate Tablet is safe for baby while breastfed.

What is Benztropine Mesylate Tablet used for?

Benztropine mesylate tablets USP are indicated for use as an adjunct in the therapy of all forms of parkinsonism. Useful also in the control of extrapyramidal disorders (except tardive dyskinesia – see PRECAUTIONS) due to neuroleptic drugs (e.g., phenothiazines).

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Benztropine Mesylate Tablet. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Benztropine Mesylate Tablet low risk for breastfeeding
Benztropine Mesylate Tablet contains only one active ingredient that is Benztropine mesylate. We have analyzed the usage of Benztropine mesylate in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Benztropine mesylate poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Benztropine Mesylate Tablet itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Benztropine Mesylate Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Benztropine mesylate while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 86-13-5

No information is available on the use of benztropine during breastfeeding. Long-term use of benztropine might reduce milk production or milk letdown, but a single dose is not likely to interfere with breastfeeding. During long-term use, observe for signs of decreased lactation (e.g., insatiety, poor weight gain).

Benztropine Mesylate Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Benztropine mesylate and Breastfeeding

Low Risk

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Benztropine Mesylate Tablet?

Benztropine Mesylate Tablet is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Benztropine Mesylate Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Benztropine Mesylate Tablet, is it safe?

Though Benztropine Mesylate Tablet 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 Benztropine Mesylate Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Benztropine Mesylate Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Benztropine Mesylate 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