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Because Neoral passes through breast milk in humans, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not take it while breastfeeding. Neoral could cause problems, such as tremors, diarrhea, or excessive crying, in a nursing infant whose mother took the drug. Before taking this medication while breastfeeding, make sure to discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take Neoral?Neoral® (cyclosporine) is a prescription immunosuppressant medication used after kidney, liver, or heart transplants to reduce the risk of the body rejecting the transplanted organ. It is also used in certain people with severe forms of rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis.
More Information on Neoral and BreastfeedingNeoral has been shown to pass through human breast milk. There are limited reports of women nursing while taking this drug. Based on the available information, a nursing infant would likely receive no more than 2 percent of the mother's Neoral dosage. In many cases, the medicine may not even be detectable in the blood of the infant.
- Problems feeding
- Excessive crying.