Univasc and Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding, you may have questions about whether Univasc (moexipril hydrochloride) can be taken safely. Because no research has been performed to see if Univasc passes through breast milk, it is unclear if the drug is a good choice for women who are nursing. Ask your doctor if the benefits outweigh the risks of this drug in your particular situation.

Is Univasc Safe While Breastfeeding?

Univasc® (moexipril hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to control blood pressure. At this time, it is unknown if Univasc passes through breast milk. The manufacturer recommends that it be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Univasc.

More Information on Breastfeeding and Univasc

No research has been done to see if Univasc passes through breast milk. Although this lack of information is certainly frustrating, it is important to understand that studies of medications are rarely done in breastfeeding women, as this would usually expose an infant (who will not directly benefit from the medication) to possible risks.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Univasc 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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