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Procardia and Breastfeeding

Because Procardia does pass through breast milk and could cause potentially serious side effects in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of the drug does not recommend that women who are breastfeeding take Procardia. However, many sources report that Procardia may be safe; there are documented cases where no harmful effects were seen in the infants of women who were taking Procardia and breastfeeding at the same time.

Procardia and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Procardia® (nifedipine) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Procardia recommends that women who are breastfeeding not use Procardia. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.

Procardia and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Procardia is passed through breast milk in low amounts. However, in documented cases of women using Procardia during breastfeeding, no harmful effects were seen in the infants. Therefore, many sources report that Procardia is probably compatible with breastfeeding.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Procardia and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Procardia 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 Procardia and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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