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Dysport and Breastfeeding

Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) is unlikely to pass through breast milk. However, the medicine has not been studied in nursing women, so more research is needed to find out how the drug would affect a nursing child. Before using Dysport while breastfeeding, discuss the benefits of the drug for you and possible risks to your child with your healthcare provider.

Is Dysport Safe While Breastfeeding?

It is not known if Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) passes through breast milk. Therefore, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the possible risks and benefits before using this medication while nursing.

What Does the Research Say?

Dysport has not been studied in any breastfeeding women, and it is not known if the drug passes through breast milk or if it poses any risk to nursing infants. However, the medication would be unlikely to pass through breast milk. Dysport contains botulinum toxin, and in cases of actual botulism, the toxin was not found to pass through breast milk.
Since the dose of botulinum toxin required to produce botulism is far greater than the doses used in Dysport, it is not expected to pass through breast milk or cause any problems for the nursing infant. However, the possibility of problems cannot be ruled out at this time.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Breastfeeding and Dysport

You should discuss this issue with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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