Last update Aug. 28, 2020
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It is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist with antihypertensive activity.
It is indicated in the treatment of hypertension and in heart failure.
Oral administration once a day
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
A high protein-binding capacity makes excretion into breast milk unlikely. In addition, a low oral bioavailability makes difficult the absorption towards the infant's plasma from ingested milk (Kearney 2018), except in prematures or newborns who may show an increased absorption.
Until more data on this medication is available, safer alternative drugs are preferred (Rowe 2013), especially in premature babies or during the neonatal period.