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The manufacturer of Oxtellar XR (oxcarbazepine extended-release) recommends that women either breastfeed or take this drug, but not do both. It is known that this medication passes through breast milk. Due to the potential problems that may occur in a nursing infant, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider about whether the benefits outweigh the risks for your situation.
If your healthcare provider recommends using Oxtellar XR while breastfeeding, make sure to watch your child for any possible Oxtellar side effects, and report any potential problems to your child's healthcare provider. Signs of possible Oxtellar side effects may include:
- Problems with gaining weight
- Delays in reaching developmental milestones.