Clonazepam 1 Mg 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 Clonazepam 1 Mg and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Clonazepam 1 Mg and some common side effects associated with Clonazepam 1 Mg.

What is Clonazepam 1 Mg used for?

Seizure Disorders Clonazepam tablets, USP are useful alone or as an adjunct in the treatment of the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (petit mal variant), akinetic and myoclonic seizures. In patients with absence seizures (petit mal) who have failed to respond to succinimides, clonazepam tablets, USP may be useful. Some loss of effect may occur during the course of clonazepam treatment (see PRECAUTIONS: Loss of Effect). Panic Disorder Clonazepam tablets, USP are indicated for the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia, as defined in DSM-V. Panic disorder is characterized by the occurrence of unexpected panic attacks and associated concern about having additional attacks, worry about the implications or consequences of the attacks, and/or a significant change in behavior related to the attacks. The efficacy of clonazepam tablets, USP was established in two 6- to 9-week trials in panic disorder patients whose diagnoses corresponded to the DSM-IIIR category of panic disorder (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Clinical Trials). Panic disorder (DSM-V) is characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks, i.e., a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort in which four (or more) of the following symptoms develop abruptly and reach a peak within 10 minutes: (1) palpitations, pounding heart or accelerated heart rate; (2) sweating; (3) trembling or shaking; (4) sensations of shortness of breath or smothering; (5) feeling of choking; (6) chest pain or discomfort; (7) nausea or abdominal distress; (8) feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded or faint; (9) derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself); (10) fear of losing control; (11) fear of dying; (12) paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations); (13) chills or hot flushes. The effectiveness of clonazepam tablets, USP in long-term use, that is, for more than 9 weeks, has not been systematically studied in controlled clinical trials. The physician who elects to use clonazepam tablets, USP for extended periods should periodically reevaluate the long-term usefulness of the drug for the individual patient (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).

Is Clonazepam 1 Mg usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Clonazepam 1 Mg low risk for breastfeeding
Clonazepam 1 Mg contains only one active ingredient that is Clonazepam. We have analyzed the usage of Clonazepam in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Clonazepam poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Clonazepam 1 Mg itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers The effects of clonazepam on the breastfed infant and on milk production are unknown. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for clonazepam and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from clonazepam or from the underlying maternal condition.

Clonazepam 1 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys

Clonazepam while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 1622-61-3

Intermediate-acting Benzodiazepine. Excreted in low levels into breast milk. No adverse effect on breastfed infant has been reported. However, some cases of high infant serum levels along with excessive somnolence and respiratory pauses when the mother started treatment at pregnancy were reported. Avoid use in preterm infants and early neonatal period. Whether anxiolytic rather than anticonvulsivant treatment is intended, benzodiazepines with a shorter half-life span like Lorazepam or Oxazepam should be considered. Eventual and low dose use of benzodiacepines are compatible with breastfeeding. Use the short-acting benzodiazepine and minimal effective dose as possible mostly in the neonatal period. WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (2002) rates it compatible with breastfeeding. Follow-up for sedation and feeding ability of the infant. Bed-sharing is not recommended for mothers who are taking this medication.

Clonazepam 1 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Clonazepam while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 1622-61-3

Maternal clonazepam occasionally causes sedation in their breastfed infants, especially when given with other central nervous system depressants. Monitor the infant for drowsiness, adequate weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger, exclusively breastfed infants and when using combinations of psychotropic drugs. Monitoring of the infant's serum concentration may be indicated if excessive sedation occurs. Because it has a long half-life, a safer, shorter-acting drug should be used as rather than clonazepam.[1][2] An expert consensus guideline indicates that low-dose clonazepam is an acceptable choice for refractory restless leg syndrome during lactation.[3]

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Clonazepam 1 Mg?

Clonazepam 1 Mg 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 Clonazepam 1 Mg so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Clonazepam 1 Mg, is it safe?

Though Clonazepam 1 Mg 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 Clonazepam 1 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Clonazepam 1 Mg

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Clonazepam 1 Mg 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