Cardizem LA and Breastfeeding
Before taking Cardizem LA, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about the potential risks. The medication is known to pass through breast milk, but it is not known what the effects might be on nursing child. Many sources report that Cardizem LA is compatible with breastfeeding, but your healthcare provider will make a recommendation based on your specific situation.
Cardizem LA® (diltiazem hydrochloride) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur to the nursing infant, the manufacturer does not recommend that women breastfeed while taking the drug. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Although it is known that Cardizem LA passes through breast milk, it is not known what the effects might be on a nursing infant. However, many sources report that Cardizem LA is compatible with breastfeeding.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Cardizem LA and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. Based on what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Cardizem LA and breastfeeding that is right for you.