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Research on breastfeeding and Onfi (clobazam) has shown that this medication does pass through breast milk. However, it is not entirely known how this drug might affect a nursing infant. Some of the potential problems may include excessive drowsiness, delays in reaching milestones, and irregular breathing. Talk to your healthcare provider before using this drug while nursing.

Can Breastfeeding Women Take Onfi?

Onfi™ (clobazam) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Onfi.
 

More Information on Onfi and Breastfeeding

Studies have shown that Onfi passes through human breast milk. However, it is not known what problems (if any) Onfi could cause in a nursing infant. At least theoretically, any of the usual Onfi side effects would be possible. Some of these problems that might occur in an infant include:
 
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Poor eating
  • Not meeting milestones
  • Slow or irregular breathing.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss Onfi 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 that is right for you.
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