Last update Aug. 20, 2022
Very Low Risk
It is a dihydropyridine-type calcium channel blocker with actions similar to those of nifedipine. It is used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, postoperative hypertension, and severe preeclampsia. Oral administration three times a day or intravenous infusion.
Its excretion into breast milk is almost null (undetectable in 82% of cases) or in clinically non-significant amount. (Matsumura 2014, Bartels 2007, Jarreau 2000), possibly due to its high percentage of plasmatic protein binding and very wide volume of distribution.
Several medical societies and expert authors consider the use of this medication possible during breastfeeding. (Hale, LactMed, Briggs 2015, Schaefer 2015, Serrano 2015)
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) of Mexico
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