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

It may not be safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) if you're breastfeeding. This antidepressant passes into breast milk, and the effects on a nursing baby are not known.

Before taking Effexor, tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or if you are pregnant and plan to breastfeed. He can help you weigh the potential benefits of treatment with Effexor against the potential risks to a breastfeeding baby.

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