Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet while Breastfeeding

It is recommended to breastfeed exclusively for six months and then while introducing to other food sources extend it to twelve months. In this duration most mothers will need help of some sort of medication, It could be for short term like could and flue or it could be something chronic like Arthritis or Diabetes and here comes the question of safety of medication in use. In this post we will figure out what is Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet and whether its safe to use Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet while nursing or not.

What is Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet used for?

Hypertension ZESTRIL is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone as initial therapy or concomitantly with other classes of antihypertensive agents. Heart Failure ZESTRIL is indicated as adjunctive therapy in the management of heart failure in patients who are not responding adequately to diuretics and digitalis. Acute Myocardial Infarction ZESTRIL is indicated for the treatment of hemodynamically stable patients within 24 hours of acute myocardial infarction, to improve survival. Patients should receive, as appropriate, the standard recommended treatments such as thrombolytics, aspirin and beta—blockers. In using ZESTRIL, consideration should be given to the fact that another angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, captopril, has caused agranulocytosis, particularly in patients with renal impairment or collagen vascular disease, and that available data are insufficient to show that ZESTRIL does not have a similar risk (See WARNINGS). In considering the use of ZESTRIL, it should be noted that in controlled clinical trials ACE inhibitors have an effect on blood pressure that is less in Black patients than in non-Blacks. In addition, ACE inhibitors have been associated with a higher rate of angioedema in Black than in non-Black patients (See WARNINGS, Anaphylactoid and Possibly Related Reactions).

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet low risk for breastfeeding
Lisinopril is the one and only active ingredient present in Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet. Lisinopril in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Lisinopril in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Milk of lactating rats contains radioactivity following administration of 14C lisinopril. It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from ACE inhibitors, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue ZESTRIL, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Lisinopril while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 76547-98-3

Higher caution on early neonatal period is required. Check-up for blood hypotension and muscular hypotonia.

Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Lisinopril while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 83915-83-7

Because no information is available on the use of lisinopril during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet and breastfeeding

What if I already have used Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet?

Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.

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

Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Zestril | Lisinopril Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Zestril | Lisinopril 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