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It is not known whether Veramyst passes through breast milk. Very little of the drug actually reaches the bloodstream, however, which means that it is not likely that breastfed infants would be exposed to Veramyst. Breastfeeding women should watch for any side effects in their child if they are using Veramyst nasal spray.

Veramyst and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Currently, it is not known whether Veramyst™ (fluticasone furoate nasal spray) passes through breast milk in humans. If you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Veramyst.
 

Veramyst and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Veramyst is a steroid nasal spray. Studies have shown that other steroids pass through breast milk, but it is unknown whether fluticasone furoate (the active ingredient of Veramyst) passes through breast milk in humans. However, because very little Veramyst reaches the bloodstream (because it is a nasal spray), the drug is not expected to pass through breast milk (since medications must enter the bloodstream before they enter breast milk). If your healthcare provider recommends taking Veramyst while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Veramyst and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Veramyst 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, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Veramyst and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
 
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