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Can I take Exalgo if I am breastfeeding?

If you're breastfeeding, you should not take Exalgo (hydromorphone). In studies, small amounts of this drug, which is a strong medication used to relieve continuous pain, have been found to pass into breast milk. It can be habit forming, and so a baby who consumes Exalgo in breast milk may develop withdrawal symptoms if his mother stops taking the drug while she's still nursing, or if he is weaned abruptly. 

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