Uniretic and Breastfeeding

One of the components in Uniretic (moexipril/HCTZ) has been shown to pass through breast milk in small amounts. It is not known if the other component in this medication passes through breast milk or if it would cause harm to a breastfed infant. If you are breastfeeding, talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks of Uniretic.

Is Uniretic Safe to Take While Breastfeeding?

Uniretic® (moexipril/HCTZ) is a prescription medication approved to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It contains two blood pressure medications. One of the medications in Uniretic, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ for short), is known to pass through breast milk. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Uniretic if you are breastfeeding a child.

More Information on Breastfeeding and Uniretic

The hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) component of Uniretic is known to pass through breast milk in very small amounts. However, it is considered by many experts to be safe for use in breastfeeding in small doses (less than 50 mg). In higher doses, hydrochlorothiazide may reduce breast milk production.
There have not been any studies done to see if moexipril, the other medication in Uniretic, passes through breast milk. Because of this lack of research, it is unknown if this medication is safe for use in women who are nursing.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Uniretic use with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
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