Side Effects Of Using Anti-depressant Drugs In Nursing Mothers?
Hello, I just gave birth 2 days ago, I took paroxetine from pregnancy until now while breastfeeding. Now my child cries all the time and his voice is shrill and doesn’t want to drink breast milk. Does my child’s condition have anything to do with my treatment? Thank you
HAlo Mia Utami,
Paroxetine is a drug that can be used to treat panic disorder, depression, OCD, excessive anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. The use of this drug should be under the supervision of a doctor because it is not an over-the-counter medicine. Paroxetine works by increasing the level of serotonin in the blood. The hormone serotonin affects the feeling of relaxation.
The side effects arising from the use of this drug include:
drowsiness, headaches, insomnia, dry mouth, chills in bone pain, muscle stiffness, ear buzzing sex disorders, fever to skin rashes The use of paroxetine in nursing women causes a small component of the drug to be mixed into breast milk. This can cause some babies who consume breast milk who consume paroxetine to experience insomnia and tend to be more fussy. So that complaints experienced by your child can be related to the drugs you consume.
However, a baby can also be caused by other causes such as hungry babies, colic conditions, sultry, or baby diapers that are full.
In these conditions the mother can consult with a doctor who prescribes paroxetine to you, or check your baby at a pediatrician.
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