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Absorica and Breastfeeding

Although it is unknown whether Absorica is safe to use while breastfeeding, it is thought that the medication would pass through breast milk. Because this drug is not used to treat a life-threatening condition, women are usually advised to not take Absorica while breastfeeding. Due to the potentially serious risks, talk to your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.

Can Breastfeeding Women Take Absorica?

It is not known if Absorica™ (isotretinoin) is safe for women who are nursing or their infants. If you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Absorica.
 

More Information on Absorica and Breastfeeding

No studies have been done to see if Absorica passes through breast milk. However, it is predicted that it would, as the drug is closely related to vitamin A, which does pass through breast milk.
 
Because the effects of taking Absorica while breastfeeding are unknown, you should not take this drug while nursing. Absorica is approved to treat acne; it is not a life-saving medication, and you can wait to take it until you stop breastfeeding.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Absorica use 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.
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