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Can I take varenicline if I am breastfeeding?

There is not enough research available to show that varenicline (Chantix) is safe to take while breastfeeding. Studies have not shown whether varenicline passes through breast milk. Your doctor may discuss the risks and benefits of taking varenicline while breastfeeding and compare these to the serious risks of cigarette smoking while nursing a baby. Your doctor may also suggest using an alternative method to stop smoking.

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