Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet while Breastfeeding
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 Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet and some common side effects associated with Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet.

What is Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet used for?

Oxybutynin chloride tablets, USP are indicated for the relief of symptoms of bladder instability associated with voiding in patients with uninhibited neurogenic or reflex neurogenic bladder (i.e., urgency, frequency, urinary leakage, urge incontinence, dysuria).

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

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

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when oxybutynin chloride is administered to a nursing woman.

Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Oxybutynin chloride while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 5633-20-5

Advice to take a minimal dose for a short time since anti-cholinergic drugs may decrease breast milk production. Check-up for anti-cholinergic symptoms (mouth dryness, constipation...)

Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Oxybutynin chloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 5633-20-5

No information is available on the use of oxybutynin during breastfeeding. Long-term use of oxybutynin 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).

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet?

Oxybutynin Chloride 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 Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.

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

Though Oxybutynin Chloride 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 Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Oxybutynin Chloride Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Oxybutynin Chloride 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