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Safety in Lactation: Drugs for ADHD

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. The use of drugs for attention…
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Lactation Safety Information

Caution
Methylphenidate
No published evidence of safety
Long half-life increases risk of accumulation in breastfed infants
May interfere with lactation as decreases prolactin levels in mother
Monitor infant for decreased appetite/weight gain, sleep disturbances and GI symptoms (pain, vomiting, constipation)
3 January 2018