Research on Maxzide and breastfeeding has shown that the medication passes through breast milk. However, the specific effects this may have on a nursing infant are not known. If you are taking Maxzide and breastfeeding is something you are considering, it's best to discuss the situation with your healthcare provider.
An Overview of Maxzide and Breastfeeding
Maxzide® (triamterene-HCTZ) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer does not recommend that the drug be used in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
What Does the Research Say About Maxzide and Breastfeeding?
Research studies have shown that Maxzide is passed through breast milk. However, it is not fully known what the effects might be on a breastfeeding child. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Maxzide while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your baby.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Maxzide and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Maxzide and breastfeeding. 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 Maxzide and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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