Are there problems with taking Moduretic and breastfeeding? The manufacturer does not recommend that women breastfeed while taking it. Moduretic can pass through breast milk, possibly leading to side effects in the nursing infant. If you are taking Moduretic and breastfeeding or are thinking about breastfeeding, let your healthcare provider know. Together, the two of you can decide what makes the most sense for you.
Moduretic and Breastfeeding: An Overview
Moduretic® (amiloride-HCTZ) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of the drug does not recommend that Moduretic be used in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Moduretic and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
Moduretic is a combination of two diuretics: hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and amiloride. Hydrochlorothiazide passes through breast milk. It is not known if the other component (amiloride) is passed through breast milk. It is also not known what the effects might be on a breastfeeding child. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Moduretic while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your baby.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Moduretic and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Moduretic and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. Based on what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Moduretic and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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