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Should I take Exelon if I am pregnant or nursing?

It is not expected that Exelon would cause harm to a developing fetus. Contact your doctor if you are planning on becoming pregnant, but want to take Exelon. You should also talk to your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Exelon. For nursing mothers, it is still not known whether the rivastigmine in the Exelon can pass through breast milk to a nursing infant. It is not recommended that you breastfeed while taking this medication.

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