Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Spokie | 2009/08/19

Q.

Vesicare

Hi there,

My urologist gave me Vesicare tablets for my bladder to drink. I am still expressing breastmilk for my 1 year old.

How will this medicine affect my breastmilk and baby?

Regards,
Spokie

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Vesicare is what is known as an anti-muscarinic drug which is used to reduce bladder spasm. It is not known if it passes into breast milk, but the side effects are of such a nature that it is almost certain to affect your baby if it does pass into breast milk. I would advise against taking Vesicare while breastfeeding.

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