Beconase and Breastfeeding

At this time, it is not known if Beconase and breastfeeding is a safe combination. Since very little medication reaches the bloodstream (because it is a nasal spray), it is not expected to be passed through breast milk in large amounts. If you are taking Beconase and breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Beconase and Breastfeeding: An Overview

At this time, it is unknown if Beconase® AQ (beclomethasone nasal spray) passes through breast milk, although it is known that similar medications do. If you are breastfeeding or are considering breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Beconase AQ.
 

Beconase and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Beconase AQ is a steroid nasal spray. While it is not known if beclomethasone (the active ingredient of it) passes through breast milk, other similar steroids have been shown to pass through breast milk. However, because very little Beconase AQ reaches the bloodstream (because it is a nasal spray), the medication is not expected to be passed through breast milk in large amounts. (Medications must enter the bloodstream before they enter breast milk.) If your healthcare provider recommends taking Beconase AQ while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Beconase and Breastfeeding

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