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Is it safe to take albuterol if I'm breastfeeding?

If you're breastfeeding, any potential risks to your baby depend largely on the type of albuterol you use. Because extended-release albuterol tablets have been shown to cause tumors in animal studies, the manufacturer recommends that new mothers who take them stop nursing. The other option is to not take albuterol and continue breastfeeding, or to choose a form of the drug that has less potential for risk. Studies suggest that with inhaled albuterol, very little medicine ends up in breast milk, so experts consider it safe to nurse a baby while using an albuterol inhaler. Your doctor will be able to determine the best option for you and your child.

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