No research has been done to see if Norvasc is passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are taking Norvasc and breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding, be sure to let your healthcare provider know. Based on your expectations and current health situation, you can decide together what is best for your particular situation.
Norvasc and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is not known if Norvasc® (amlodipine besylate) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Norvasc does not recommend that Norvasc be used in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Norvasc and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No research has been done to see if Norvasc is passes through breast milk. It is not known what the effects might be on a breastfeeding child if Norvasc is passed through breast milk.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Norvasc and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Norvasc 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 Norvasc and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Norvasc [package insert]. New York, NY: Pfizer Inc.;2011 October.
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