Cardizem CD and Breastfeeding

If you are taking Cardizem CD, breastfeeding should generally be avoided. The medication has been shown to pass through breast milk, so problems could occur to the nursing infant. If you are using Cardizem CD and breastfeeding (or thinking of breastfeeding), make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks.

Cardizem CD and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Cardizem CD® (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 breastfeed while taking the drug. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Cardizem CD and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

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

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Cardizem CD and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Cardizem CD and breastfeeding. Each woman'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, the two of you can make a shared decision about Cardizem CD and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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