Ranexa and Breastfeeding
It is unclear if Ranexa (ranolazine) passes through breast milk. However, nursing women rarely need to take this drug in the first place, as it is approved for treating angina, a condition that is uncommon in young women. Before taking Ranexa while breastfeeding, discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take Ranexa?Ranexa® (ranolazine) is a medicine prescribed for chronic angina (chest pain). At this time, it is unknown if the drug passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are nursing a child, talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
More Information on Ranexa and BreastfeedingIt is unknown if Ranexa passes through breast milk in humans, or if it would cause any problems in a nursing child. This lack of information is likely due to the fact that chronic angina is rare in young women.
Before deciding to breastfeed a baby while taking Ranexa, make sure to discuss this with your healthcare provider, as well as your child's healthcare provider. Also, make sure to be watchful for any possible Ranexa side effects in your baby.
Talking With Your Healthcare ProviderYou should discuss breastfeeding and Ranexa use with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering 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.