Edluar (zolpidem sublingual tablet) is generally considered compatible with breastfeeding. Since the drug has a short half-life, only a small amount of it actually reaches the breast milk. However, it is still a good idea to watch for any potential side effects in your nursing child. Before taking Edluar, breastfeeding women should consult their healthcare providers.
Is Taking Edluar While Breastfeeding Safe?
Although Edluar® (zolpidem sublingual tablet) passes through breast milk, this medication is often considered to be compatible with breastfeeding. However, to be on the safe side, if you are breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Edluar.
Information on Breastfeeding and Edluar Use
The American Academy of Pediatrics classifies zolpidem (the active ingredient in Edluar) as being compatible with breastfeeding. The medication has a short half-life (meaning that the body eliminates it quickly), and only a small amount of the drug actually reaches the breast milk.
However, it is still a good idea to watch for any possible side effects in a breastfed infant, such as unusual drowsiness or poor feeding. Do not hesitate to contact your child's healthcare provider if you are concerned that something is just "not right."
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Edluar and breastfeeding. 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.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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