Posted by: Rhonda | 2006/11/15



I am 30 weeks pregnant and my gynae prescribed Nuzak for depression (only just started taking it) which she indicated i should take until 6 months after the birth. From the info i can find on the web it seems to be safe during pregnancy, however, I found very conflicting findings on taking fluoxetine while breastfeeding. Is it safe and is there any reliable conclusive literature on this. Please help as I am feeling very confused.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageGynaeDoc

There are occasional reports of colic and irritability in breastfed babies whose mothers use Prozac, but by and large, it is pretty safe. emember that depression has effects on the baby too.

Best wishes

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Our users say:
Posted by: Purple | 2006/11/15

The best person to ask is a pharmacist. They will know exactly how much will be in your breastmilk, what the side effects are etc.

I took Cilift (the generic of cypromol) while breastfeeding.

Reply to Purple

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.