Last update: June 30, 2015
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Excreted in tiny amounts into breast milk. Serum levels of breastfed infants whose mothers are on Paroxetine are usually undetectable or very low. No harm effect has been observed on health and short or long term development of infants.
Transient troubles in the early neonatal period like drug withdrawal syndrome among newborn or premature infants with high serum levels as a result of treatment with Paroxetine to the mother during pregnancy have been observed.
Paroxetine causes fewer problems related to galactorrhea than other antidepressant drugs
Mothers who are treated with antidepressant medicaction are in need of stronger support for a higher risk of early breastfeeding failure.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
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