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No information is available on the use of methylnaltrexone during breastfeeding. The manufacturer recommends avoiding breastfeeding in mothers taking methylnaltrexone. Based on pharmacokinetic data, the oral absorption of methylnaltrexone appears to be very low. Observe breastfed infants who have been exposed to opioids during pregnancy or postpartum for signs of opioid withdrawal, especially diarrhea.

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