Zetia and Breastfeeding

It is not known for certain if Zetia passes through breast milk in humans. There is a good chance that it does, based on the chemical properties of the medication. However, even if it does pass through breast milk, it probably wouldn't be in large amounts. If you are taking Zetia and breastfeeding, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider.

Zetia and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Zetia® (ezetimibe) is safe for use during breastfeeding, as it is not known if it passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this drug if you are breastfeeding or plan to start.
 

Can I Take Zetia While Breastfeeding?

Studies have shown that Zetia passes through breast milk in rats, although it is not known if the same is true for humans. Based on the chemical properties of the drug, it is predicted to pass through breast milk in humans. However, because much of the drug is bound to certain proteins in the blood, the amount that passes through breast milk is likely to be low.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Zetia and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Zetia and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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