Methyldopa Tablet while Breastfeeding

For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Methyldopa Tablet and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Methyldopa Tablet and some common side effects associated with Methyldopa Tablet.

What is Methyldopa Tablet used for?


Is Methyldopa Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Methyldopa Tablet safe for breastfeeding
Methyldopa is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Methyldopa Tablet, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Methyldopa it is safe to use Methyldopa Tablet while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Methyldopa usage in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Methyldopa appears in breast milk. Therefore, caution should be exercised when methyldopa is given to a nursing woman.

Methyldopa Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Methyldopa while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 555-30-6

Excreted into breast milk in non-significant amount without side-effects observed in breastfed infants from mothers who were on this medication. Plasma levels in those infants were undetectable or very low. Prolactin level may be increased with the appearance of galactorrhea. Such increase of Prolactin level will not affect breastfeeding ability of a mother who has an established lactation. The American Academy of Pediatrics rates is as compatible with breastfeeding. List of Medicines (WHO-2002): compatible with Breastfeeding.

Methyldopa Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Methyldopa while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 555-30-6

Because of the low levels of methyldopa in breastmilk, amounts ingested by the infant are small and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. No special precautions are required.

Is Methyldopa Tablet safe while breastfeeding

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Methyldopa Tablet?

As usage of Methyldopa Tablet is mostly safe while breastfeeding hence there should not be any concern. In case of any change in behavior or health of your baby you should inform your health care provider about usage of Methyldopa Tablet else no further action is required.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Methyldopa Tablet, is it safe?

Definitely, Methyldopa Tablet is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Methyldopa Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Methyldopa Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Methyldopa Tablet in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week