It is important to know that Adalat CC does pass through women's breast milk in low amounts. Due to the serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Adalat CC does not recommend that women use the drug when breastfeeding. However, many sources believe that taking Adalat CC and breastfeeding at the same time is probably safe because documented cases have not reported any harmful effects to the nursing infant.
Adalat and Breastfeeding: An Overview
Adalat CC® (nifedipine) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Adalat CC does not recommend that women take the medication when breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
Adalat and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
Adalat CC is passed through breast milk in low amounts. However, in documented cases of women using Adalat CC during breastfeeding, no harmful effects were seen in the infants. Therefore, many sources report that Adalat CC is probably compatible with breastfeeding.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Adalat and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Adalat CC 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 Adalat CC and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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