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Nifediac and Breastfeeding

Because Nifediac CC does pass through breast milk and may cause serious side effects in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Nifediac CC does not recommend that women take the drug when breastfeeding. However, many sources report that Nifediac CC is probably safe to use when breastfeeding because no harmful effects to nursing infants were reported in documented cases.

Nifediac and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Nifediac CC® (nifedipine) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Nifediac CC does not recommend that women take the medication while breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
 

Nifediac and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Nifediac CC is passed through breast milk in low amounts. However, in documented cases of women using Nifediac CC during breastfeeding, no harmful effects were seen in the infants. Therefore, many sources report that Nifediac CC is probably compatible with breastfeeding.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Nifediac and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Nifediac CC and breastfeeding. This is because 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 Nifediac CC and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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