Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule for its safety in breastfeeding.

What is Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule used for?

Selegiline capsules, USP are indicated as an adjunct in the management of Parkinsonian patients being treated with levodopa/carbidopa who exhibit deterioration in the quality of their response to this therapy. There is no evidence from controlled studies that selegiline has any beneficial effect in the absence of concurrent levodopa therapy. Evidence supporting this claim was obtained in randomized controlled clinical investigations that compared the effects of added selegiline or placebo in patients receiving levodopa/carbidopa. Selegiline was significantly superior to placebo on all three principal outcome measures employed: change from baseline in daily levodopa/carbidopa dose, the amount of ‘off’ time, and patient self-rating of treatment success. Beneficial effects were also observed on other measures of treatment success (e.g., measures of reduced end of dose akinesia, decreased tremor and sialorrhea, improved speech and dressing ability and improved overall disability as assessed by walking and comparison to previous state).

Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

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

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
NURSING MOTHERS It is not known whether selegiline hydrochloride is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, consideration should be given to discontinuing the use of all but absolutely essential drug treatments in nursing women.

Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys

Selegiline hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 14611-51-9

A minimal amount of clinical use of selegiline during breastfeeding has been reported. Although no adverse reactions have been reported in the breastfed infants, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. The manufacturer of the selegiling transdermal patch recommends that breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment and for 5 days after the final dose.

Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule and breastfeeding

I already used Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?

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

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule, is it safe?

If your doctor considers Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.

If I am using Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule, 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 Selegiline Hydrochloride Capsule 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