Effient and Breastfeeding
It is unclear if breastfeeding is safe while taking Effient (prasugrel). Because no studies have been done to see if the medication passes through breast milk, it is unknown if this drug could cause problem for nursing infants. Effient's benefits are generally believed to outweigh the risks. However, every woman's situation is different, so talk to your healthcare provider about your options.
Is It Safe to Breastfeed While Taking Effient?Currently, it is unknown if Effient® (prasugrel hydrochloride) is safe for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider before nursing a child while taking this medication.
More Information on Effient and BreastfeedingNo studies have checked to see if Effient passes through breast milk in humans, although the drug is known to pass through breast milk in rats. It is not known if this medication could cause problem for breastfed infants.
It should be noted that Effient is always used with aspirin, and in general, aspirin should be avoided by breastfeeding women. If your healthcare provider recommends Effient for you, it may be best to stop breastfeeding, especially since Effient can be a life-saving medication and is generally only used in serious situations, such as after a heart attack. The benefits of the drug for you probably outweigh the benefits of breastfeeding for both you and your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare ProviderYou should discuss breastfeeding and Effient with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.