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 as antipsychotic

as antipsychotic
Haloperidol, Quetiapine
Very limited published evidence of safety
Maternal oral doses of up to 4 mg daily produce small amounts in breast milk due to high protein binding and high volume of distribution, but long half-life increases risk of accumulation in breastfed infants
Monitor infant for drowsiness, poor feeding, irritability, and behavioural effects
23 September 2020

Depot injection

Depot injection
see entry under Flupentixol decanoate
23 September 2020