Also known as Saphris

Can I take Asenapine while breastfeeding?

Because there is no published experience with asenapine during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Drug levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in breastfed infants

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible effects on lactation

Asenapine has caused elevated prolactin serum in patients taking the drug.[1] The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.

References

1. Anon. Saphris package insert. Merck & Co., Inc. 2009.

Last Revision Date

20130907

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Source: LactMed – National Library of Medicine (NLM)