If you are taking verapamil and breastfeeding at the same time, it is important to know that the medication does pass through breast milk. However, no research has been done to see what kind of effects verapamil could have on a nursing infant. Therefore, if you are taking verapamil and breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding, be sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Verapamil and Breastfeeding: An Overview
Verapamil hydrochloride is passed through breast milk. Because of the serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of verapamil does not recommend that women who are breastfeeding take verapamil. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
Verapamil and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
Although it is known that verapamil passes through breast milk, it is not known what kind of effects it could have on the nursing infant. However, many sources report that verapamil is compatible with breastfeeding.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Verapamil and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about verapamil 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 verapamil and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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