Our pharmacist answers the latest question regarding breast feeding while taking the supplement Liporidex.
I would like to know if it's safe to take liporidex while nursing my 5 month old?
According to the package directions for Liporidex, it does state not to take while pregnant or breastfeeding. In general, it's usually not a good idea to take over the counter weight loss medications while pregnant or breastfeeding because they are not regulated by the FDA and are not tested for either purity or ingredients. Having said that, I thought I would look at some of the actual ingredients in the product to see if we can get a better idea if it really is dangerous or not for breastfeeding.
Most ingredients in the product have insufficient evidence in both pregnancy and breastfeeding. The lack of information makes it hard to recommend because there is just so much we don't know about many of the ingredients. I certainly wouldn't recommend it also because the manufacturer of the product specifically advises against it.