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Can I breastfeed while taking OxyContin?

You should not take OxyContin if you're breastfeeding an infant. OxyContin, prescribed for treating moderate to severe pain, belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics. Like all opioid drugs, OxyContin can be habit forming -- and it passes into breast milk, so it can reach a nursing infant. This could cause the baby to develop potentially serious breathing difficulties. Also, if you stop taking the drug, your exposed baby could develop withdrawal symptoms, including restlessness, chronic crying, vomiting and diarrhea. If you're breastfeeding and require a pain reliever, your doctor will prescribe a different medication.

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