Felodipine and Breastfeeding

The manufacturer of felodipine (Plendil) recommends that women avoid the medication when breastfeeding due to the serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant. Because no research has been done on felodipine and breastfeeding, it is not known if the medication passes through breast milk. Before taking felodipine, you should talk to your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.

Felodipine and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if felodipine (Plendil®) passes through breast milk. Because of the serious side effects that could potentially occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of felodipine does not recommend that women use the drug when breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
 

Felodipine and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if felodipine passes through breast milk. Therefore, it is not known what effects the medication might have on a breastfed if felodipine does pass through breast milk.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Felodipine and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about felodipine and breastfeeding. This is because everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. Based on what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about felodipine and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
 
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