Safety in Lactation: Antipsychotics

22 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Oral and non-depot antipsychotics with less…
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Lactation Safety Information

Oral / depot injection

Oral / depot injection
Quetiapine, Haloperidol
Very limited published evidence shows that maternal doses up to 15mg daily produce low levels in breast milk
Long half-life increases risk of accumulation in breastfed infants
Anecdotal unpublished reports of somnolence in breastfed infants
Monitor infant for sedation, poor feeding, behavioural effects, extrapyramidal symptoms, and developmental milestones
Possible effect on prolactin may decrease milk supply
22 January 2020