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Cardizem and Breastfeeding

Women are generally recommended to avoid breastfeeding while taking Cardizem. Breastfeeding could be dangerous for the nursing child because the drug is known to pass through breast milk. However, since the full risks of using Cardizem while breastfeeding are not currently known, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the possible risks.

Cardizem and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Cardizem® (diltiazem hydrochloride) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur to the nursing infant, the manufacturer does not recommend that women use the drug while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Cardizem and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Although it is known that Cardizem passes through breast milk, it is not known what the effects might be on a nursing child. However, many sources report that Cardizem is compatible with breastfeeding.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Cardizem and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Cardizem and breastfeeding. Each 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 about Cardizem and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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