Rhinocort Aqua and Breastfeeding
Studies have shown that budesonide (the active ingredient of Rhinocort Aqua) passes through breast milk in humans. However, the amount that passes through is probably too low to cause any problems. If you are taking Rhinocort Aqua and breastfeeding at the same time, watch for any possible side effects in your infant.
The active ingredient of Rhinocort Aqua® (budesonide nasal spray) passes through breast milk in humans. If you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Rhinocort Aqua. Although it is unlikely that the drug will cause problems when used by nursing women, there are some situations that may increase the risk.
Studies have shown that budesonide (the active ingredient of Rhinocort Aqua) passes through breast milk in humans. However, it probably passes through breast milk in very low amounts (probably too low to cause problems, although the full risks are not known). If your healthcare provider recommends taking Rhinocort Aqua while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
High levels of budesonide in the blood (which would increase the level of budesonide in breast milk) are possible if you take too much Rhinocort Aqua or if you take other medications that can interact with it (see Rhinocort Aqua Drug Interactions). In these situations, it may not be advisable to breastfeed while taking the drug.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Rhinocort Aqua 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 Rhinocort Aqua and breastfeeding that is right for you.