If you are taking Verelan and breastfeeding at the same time, it is important to know that the medication does pass through your breast milk. Because of the serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Verelan advises that women who are breastfeeding avoid taking Verelan. However, many sources report that it is probably safe to take the medication while breastfeeding.
Verelan and Breastfeeding: An Overview
Verelan® (verapamil hydrochloride) does pass through breast milk. Because of the serious side effects that could potentially occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Verelan does not recommend that women who are breastfeeding take Verelan. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
Verelan and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
Although it is known that Verelan passes through breast milk, it is not known how it may affect the nursing child. However, many sources report that Verelan is compatible with breastfeeding.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Verelan and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Verelan 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 Verelan and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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