Terazosin Capsule Breastfeeding

Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Terazosin Capsule ? Know what is Terazosin Capsule and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Terazosin Capsule is safe for your kid or not.

What is Terazosin Capsule used for?

Terazosin Capsules, USP are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). There is a rapid response, with approximately 70% of patients experiencing an increase in urinary flow and improvement in symptoms of BPH when treated with Terazosin Capsules, USP. The long-term effects of Terazosin Capsules, USP on the incidence of surgery, acute urinary obstruction or other complications of BPH are yet to be determined. Terazosin Capsules, USP are also indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It can be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents such as diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking agents.

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

Terazosin Capsule high risk while breastfeeding
As Terazosin Capsule is made of only Terazosin, and Terazosin is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Terazosin Capsule is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Terazosin and Terazosin Capsule during location. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly. We also recommend you talk to your health care provider before making final decision.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers It is not known whether terazosin is excreted in breast milk. Because many drugs are excreted in breast milk, caution should be exercised when terazosin is administered to a nursing woman.

Terazosin Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys

Terazosin while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 63590-64-7

It is an alpha-1-adrenergic blocking agent that is used for treatment of arterial hypertension. Also, used in men for treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy. At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Because of its pharmacokinetics (moderately high molecular weight and high protein-binding capacity) excretion into breast milk in significant amount is unlikely. Since it may be cause of arterial hypotension in the infant, safer options are preferred especially during the neonatal period and in case of prematurity.

Terazosin Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Terazosin while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 63590-64-7

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

Is Terazosin Capsule safe while breastfeeding

What if I already have used Terazosin Capsule?

We have already established that Terazosin Capsule is unsafe in breastfeeding and breastfeeding while using Terazosin Capsule is not a good idea however if have already used and then breastfed the baby then you shall monitor the behavior and health of baby closely and inform your doctor as soon as possible. In case of emergency please call 911.

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

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Terazosin Capsule then there must be good reason for that as Terazosin Capsule is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.

If I am using Terazosin Capsule, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Terazosin Capsule and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Terazosin Capsule 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