Banzel and Breastfeeding

The manufacturer of Banzel (rufinamide) recommends that women avoid this medication while breastfeeding. Banzel has not been studied in clinical trials, but it is believed that the drug would pass through breast milk. However, it is not known what problems (if any) could result. Because every woman's situation is different, it's important to discuss this issue with your healthcare provider.

Is Banzel Safe for Breastfeeding Women?

It is not known if Banzel™ (rufinamide) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer suggests that women not take this medication while breastfeeding. Therefore if you are nursing a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Banzel.

Breastfeeding and Banzel: What Does the Research Say?

Based on the chemical structure of the medication, Banzel is expected to pass though breast milk, although no research has been done to confirm this. It is not known what problems (if any) this medication could cause in a breastfed infant.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss Banzel and breastfeeding 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 about Banzel and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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