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Lactation Safety Information
Preferred choice for treatment of acute migraine or cluster headache
Limited published evidence of safety which shows very small amounts in breast milk
Poor oral bioavailability, so amount absorbed by infant is likely to be too low to cause adverse effects.
As a precaution, monitor for drowsiness, vomiting, and changes in feeding
12 September 2022