Since no research has been conducted on Dynacirc CR (isradipine CR) and breastfeeding, it is not known whether the drug passes through breast milk. Due to the potential problems that could occur, women taking the medication are usually recommended to avoid breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider approves breastfeeding while taking Dynacirc CR, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Dynacirc CR and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is not known if Dynacirc CR® (isradipine CR) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer recommends that women avoid breastfeeding while taking the drug. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Dynacirc CR and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No research has been conducted on whether Dynacirc CR passes through breast milk. Also, it is not known what the effects might be on a nursing child if the drug is passed through breast milk. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to breastfeed while taking Dynacirc CR, be sure to watch for any changes or side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Dynacirc CR and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Dynacirc CR and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand 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 Dynacirc CR and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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