Is It Safe To Use Alprazolam 1 Mg Tablets When Breastfeeding?
Alprazolam comes with the brand name Xanax and is a medicine that treats panic disorders and anxiety. It is a benzodiazepine medicine that produces a calming effect by acting on the nerves of the central nervous system and the brain. It enhances the activity of a natural calming chemical in the body, called gamma amino butyric acid (GABA). You can get Alprazolam 1 mg tablets and use them for the mental health issues, such as panic disorders and anxiety.
Xanax or Alprazolam is the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepine, then comes Lorazepam (Ativan). But remember that this medicine may not be the safest one to use during breastfeeding.
Alprazolam 1 Mg Tablets And Breastfeeding
Almost 50% of breastfeeding women take some medicine during lactation. Many women need to take anti-anxiety medicines or antidepressants to help to treat panic disorder, the stress of being a new mom, and postpartum depression. As studies claim, Alprazolam can pass into breast milk in small amounts. This will make the infant ingest it, producing adverse effects on the baby, affecting their health, sleep, and overall behavior.
By abusing Xanax, the mother passes on larger amounts of Alprazolam to the baby, thus proving dangerous for both the mother and the baby.
What Are The Effects Of Alprazolam 1 Mg Tablets On The Baby?
When a mother takes Alprazolam during breastfeeding and it passes to the baby through breast milk, it can make the baby fussier or less engaged with the world around them. The effects a baby can experience are drowsiness, sedation, and irritability.
In rare and severe cases, breastfed babies can experience breathing and feeding problems, resulting in poor weight gain and weight loss.
The baby experiences withdrawal symptoms if they are fed regularly with milk that contains Xanax. The withdrawal effects are experienced when the mother either stops nursing or stops taking this medicine. These include poor sleep, irritability, and more crying.
What Are The Effects Of Xanax On The Breastfeeding Mother?
Taking Xanax when breastfeeding increases the prolactin hormone in the mother, which is an enzyme responsible for milk production. Therefore, when taking Xanax, there is more milk production in the mother. This medicine can make it more difficult to breastfeed a baby as it affects the mood and hormones.
The effects of taking Xanax when breastfeeding include the production of a milky discharge from the nipples and the lack of menstrual periods.
The common side effects of taking Alprazolam 1 mg when breastfeeding are:
Pain in the joints
It is good to use benzodiazepines only for a short time as long-term use can cause adverse side effects.
The effects of Alprazolam on cognitive impairment when used for a long time include:
Lack of coordination
Slow reaction time
Ataxia or not in control of the bodily movements
Memory problems or amnesia
Alternatives Of Alprazolam 1 Mg Tablets When Nursing
If you suffer from panic disorders and are nursing a baby, you can use safer medicines instead of taking Xanax.
When nursing mothers suffer from panic disorders and anxiety, it is good for them to use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Two of the fastest and very effective options are Sertraline and Paroxetine. These medicines pass into breast milk in very small quantities, and they are safer than Xanax.
Getting Xanax In The UK
You now know whether or not using Alprazolam 1 mg tablets while breastfeeding is safe. You can buy this medicine online from Super Meds, just place your order online and get the medicine at your home.