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It is generally not recommended to breastfeed while taking Sular. Breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about taking the blood pressure medication because it may pass through breast milk to the nursing infant. Since Sular and breastfeeding may potentially be a dangerous combination, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative medicine that is not passed through breast milk.

Sular and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Sular® (nisoldipine) passes through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Sular does not recommend using Sular while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Sular and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research had been conducted on whether Sular passes through breast milk. Also, it is not known what effect Sular might have on a breastfeeding infant. In general, it is recommended to use an alternative medication that is not passed through breast milk (or appears in breast milk in very low amounts).

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Sular and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Sular 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 (and your current health situation), you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Sular and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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