Uloric and Breastfeeding

No research has been done on breastfeeding and Uloric (febuxostat) in humans, but it is known that this medication passes through breast milk in rats. Because the potential risks to the nursing infant are not known, it is often recommended that you avoid the drug if you are nursing. If you decide to take this medication while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any problems in your child.

Is Taking Uloric While Breastfeeding Safe?

At this time, it is not known if Uloric® (febuxostat) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer of Uloric recommends that women should use this medication with caution while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Uloric.
 

What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if Uloric passes through breast milk in humans. However, it is known that it passes through breast milk in rats. Because the potential risks to the breastfed infant are not known, this medication is probably not a good choice for a woman who is breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take it while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any changes or problems in your infant.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding and Uloric. 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 that is right for you.
 
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