Phentermine and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding women have a huge responsibility since they are feeding their little ones with milk that they themselves produce. As they say, the healthier you eat, the healthier your milk is. There are some medications that are passed on through breast milk, which may or may not be harmful to the nursing child. It is your duty as a breastfeeding woman to know which ones are harmless and which ones must be avoided.

If you are taking diet pills, specifically phentermine, while you are breast feeding, you might want to go through the items listed below so that you are making a well-informed decision.

What is Phentermine made of?

Phentermine is made of substances that induce the production of adrenaline. This signals your body into the “fight or flight” mode, which in turn suppresses your appetite and burns more fat cells, in preparation for an impending “attack”. Phentermine is loosely related to amphetamines, sharing a significant amount in composition, which makes it highly likely to be addictive to the user.

Because of this, phentermine is strictly regulated by the US FDA and is therefore a prescription-only drug.

Is it safe for breastfeeding women?

While breastfeeding, most of the stuff that you take in from junk food to healthy oatmeal, can be passed to your child via the breast milk. This does not just mean the flavors of what you are eating (he can probably taste the bacon!) but also the nutrients and whatever is in what you are taking in. This includes medication.

While there is no solid proof that phentermine is passed through the breast milk of a breastfeeding mother, you should take special precaution when you are breast feeding. The best step is for you to consult your doctor, let him know that another doctor has prescribed you phentermine (remember that it is not legally available without a valid doctor’s prescription).

On a general note, it is indeed safe for the breastfeeding women, it is the health of the baby that may concern you more.

Is it safe for infants of breastfeeding women?

Some traces of phentermine MAY make its way to your breast milk but then again, there is no proof that this can be harmful to your child. But knowing the possible side effects of traces of phentermine, it is really best to consult a doctor or a pediatrician. Here are the possible side effects of phentermine:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Slight increase in body temperature
  • Restlessness or hyperactivity
  • Signs of mild dehydration

If you think these are too big of a risk for you and your child, you can go with a gentler formulation of diet pill. In fact, there’s Phentramin-D, a gentle diet pill that does not lack punch in terms of weight loss reduction (almost the same rapid effects as Phentermine) but with almost no side effects (at the worst, very mild side effects).

It is available over the counter, legally, so you need not worry about going to your pharmacy for your supply. You can easily order through online stores!

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