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Amlodipine and Breastfeeding

Since no clinical studies have been performed on breastfeeding and amlodipine, it is not known if this medication passes through breast milk in humans. Due to the potentially serious problems that could occur, the manufacturer warns against using the drug while breastfeeding. Women who are nursing a child should talk with their doctor before taking amlodipine.

Is Amlodipine Safe for Use While Breastfeeding?

It is not known if amlodipine besylate (Norvasc®) is passed through breast milk. However, because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer warns against using this medication while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of starting, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Breastfeeding and Amlodipine: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if amlodipine passes through breast milk. It is not known what the effects might be on a nursing child if the drug is passed through.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss any concerns about amlodipine and breastfeeding with your healthcare provider. Every woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. Based on 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.
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