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Pindolol and Breastfeeding

Studies on pindolol have shown that the medication passes through breast milk in relatively small amounts. These amounts are probably too small to cause significant problems in most cases. However, if you are breastfeeding and taking pindolol, be sure to watch for any side effects or problems in your infant.

Is Pindolol Safe for Breastfeeding Women?

Pindolol (Visken®) passes through breast milk in humans. It is a beta blocker medication that can affect the blood vessels and the heart. It could potentially cause problems in a breastfed infant. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this drug if you are breastfeeding or plan to start.
 

Breastfeeding and Pindolol Research

Studies have shown that pindolol passes through breast milk in relatively small amounts, probably too small to cause significant problems in many cases. However, it is still possible that serious problems (such as a dangerously low heart rate or low blood pressure) could occur in the breastfed infant. Therefore, if your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take pindolol while breastfeeding, you should monitor your infant to make sure that no serious problems occur.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding while taking pindolol. 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 that is right for you.
 
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