Last update May 11, 2019
A centrally-acting antihypertensive and antiadrenergic agent structurally related to clonidine.
Indicated in the treatment of hypertension.
Oral administration once a day.
Its pharmacokinetic data - low plasma protein binding and low molecular weight (Kirsten 1998) - may possibly explain the excretion in breastmilk observed, whose amount could affect the infant (Schaefer 2007 p685, Schaefer 1998).
Moxonidine does not cause alterations in the secretion of prolactin (Bamberger 1995).
Until there is more published data on this drug in relation to breastfeeding (Schaefer 2007 p685), safer known alternatives may be preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in cases of prematurity.
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