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Verelan PM and Breastfeeding

Many sources claim that it is safe to take Verelan PM while breastfeeding. Still, women who decide to breastfeed should talk to their healthcare providers about taking the blood pressure medication, because it does pass through breast milk to the nursing infant.

Verelan PM and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Verelan PM® (verapamil hydrochloride) does pass through breast milk. The manufacturer of Verelan PM (who previously recommended that this medication be avoided by breastfeeding women) now suggests that possible infant exposure to the drug should be considered if a breastfeeding woman takes this medication. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
 

Verelan PM and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Although it is known that Verelan PM passes through breast milk in low amounts, it is not known how it would affect the nursing infant. However, many sources report that Verelan PM is compatible with breastfeeding.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Verelan PM and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Verelan PM 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 Verelan PM and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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