Versed does pass through breast milk in women. The medication may potentially cause feeding problems, drowsiness, and other problems in a nursing infant. Therefore, if you are taking Versed and breastfeeding (or plan to start breastfeeding), make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits for your particular situation. If he or she recommends taking Versed while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
An Overview of Versed and Breastfeeding
Versed® (midazolam) is a benzodiazepine medication used in medical and dental surgeries or procedures. Versed passes through breast milk and may cause serious problems in a breastfed infant. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Versed and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
In studies, Versed was shown to pass through breast milk in humans. Benzodiazepines (like Versed) can cause drowsiness, feeding problems, and other problems in breastfed infants. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you temporarily stop breastfeeding after using Versed (which may be necessary anyway, since you will have just had surgery or a procedure). If your healthcare provider recommends taking Versed while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Versed and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Versed and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Versed and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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