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High blood pressure Meds while breastfeeding.....

Has anyone ever had to take blood pressure medication while breastfeeding? My doctor put me on Lisinopril and i really cant find info on how it may effect my breast milk and the baby. please help I cant go another day with out my meds.

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Asked by MomAsia at 3:56 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Health

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  • Call your Dr and ask.. If she/he are unsure, your ped will be a good person to call. Also the pharmacist.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:00 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Lisinopril Breastfeeding Warnings

    There are no data on the excretion of lisinopril into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.



    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:02 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Breast Feeding Summary

    No reports describing the use of lisinopril during human lactation have been located. The drug is excreted in the milk of lactating rats (1). The molecular weight (about 442) is low enough that excretion into breast milk should be expected. Two similar agents are present in milk in low concentrations and are classified by the American Academy of Pediatrics as compatible with breast feeding (see Captopril and Enalapril).


    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:05 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

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