InnoPran XL and Breastfeeding
Studies show that InnoPran XL (propranolol XL) passes through breast milk in humans. Using this drug while nursing could increase the risk of dangerously slow heart rate or very low blood pressure in your child. If you are breastfeeding and taking InnoPran XL, be sure to watch for any problems in your infant.
It is known that InnoPran XL® (propranolol XL) passes through breast milk in humans. InnoPran XL is a beta blocker medication that can lower blood pressure and decrease the heart rate. It could potentially cause problems in a breastfed infant. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are breastfeeding or plan to start.
The Academy of Pediatrics considers propranolol (the active ingredient in InnoPran XL) to be compatible with breastfeeding.
Only a small amount of the drug passes through breast milk. However, problems such as a dangerously slow heart rate or very low blood pressure could occur. Therefore, if your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to breastfeed while taking InnoPran XL, be sure to monitor your infant to make sure that no serious problems occur.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding while taking this drug. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about breastfeeding and InnoPran XL that is right for you.