Last update: June 4, 2016
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
It is excreted in breast milk in clinically non-significant amount and no problems have been observed in infants whose mothers were receiving this treatment.
Plasma levels in these infants were undetectable or very low.
Verapamil may induce to an increase of plasma Prolactin levels.
American Academy of Pediatrics: usually compatible with breastfeeding medication.
WHO List of Essential Medicines 2002: compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Verapamil Hydrochloride since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM