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Staxyn and Breastfeeding

Because Staxyn is an erectile dysfunction medication, it is not approved for use in women (breastfeeding or not). No research has been done to determine whether this medication would pass through human breast milk. However, in animal studies, Staxyn was shown to pass through the breast milk of mother rats.

Can Women Take Staxyn While Breastfeeding?

At this time, it is unknown if Staxyn™ (orally disintegrating vardenafil) passes through human breast milk. However, Staxyn is not approved for use in women. If you are nursing a child, please talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
 

More Information on Breastfeeding and Staxyn

Animal studies have shown that Staxyn does pass through the breast milk of mother rats. However, this does not mean that it will pass through human breast milk. Animals do not always respond to medications in the same way that humans do.
 
No research has been done to see if Staxyn passes through human breast milk. Although this lack of information is certainly frustrating, it is important to understand that studies of medications are rarely done in breastfeeding women, as this would usually expose an infant (who will not directly benefit from the medication) to possible risks.
 
In addition, Staxyn is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. It is not licensed for use in women.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Staxyn use with your healthcare provider. 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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