Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy while breast-feeding.
What is Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy used for?
Carvedilol tablets are an alpha/beta-adrenergic blocking agent indicated for the treatment of: mild to severe chronic heart failure ( 1.1) left ventricular dysfunction following myocardial infarction in clinically stable patients( 1.2) hypertension( 1.3) 1.1 Heart Failure Carvedilol tablets are indicated for the treatment of mild-to-severe chronic heart failure of ischemic or cardiomyopathic origin, usually in addition to diuretics, ACE inhibitors, and digitalis, to increase survival and, also, to reduce the risk of hospitalization [ see Drug Interactions ( 7.4) and Clinical Studies ( 14.1) ]. 1.2 Left Ventricular Dysfunction following Myocardial Infarction Carvedilol tablets are indicated to reduce cardiovascular mortality in clinically stable patients who have survived the acute phase of a myocardial infarction and have a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than or equal to 40% (with or without symptomatic heart failure) [ see Clinical Studies ( 14.2) ]. 1.3 Hypertension Carvedilol tablets are indicated for the management of essential hypertension [ see Clinical Studies ( 14.3, 14.4)] . It can be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide-type diuretics [ see Drug Interactions ( 7.2)] .
I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?
Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy contains only one active ingredient that is Carvedilol. We have analyzed the usage of Carvedilol in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Carvedilol poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.2 Lactation Risk Summary There are no data on the presence of carvedilol in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production. Carvedilol is present in the milk of lactating rats. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's clinical need for carvedilol and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from carvedilol or from the underlying maternal condition.
Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy Breastfeeding Analsys
Carvedilol while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 72956-09-3
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. Its high percentage of plasma protein binding makes excretion in significant amounts very unlikely (Riant 1986). Other adrenergic beta-blockers of the same family and similar chemical structure are compatible with breastfeeding (see specific information for Labetalol or Propranolol). Until there is more published data on this drug in relation to breastfeeding, safer known alternatives may be preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in case of prematurity.
Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Carvedilol while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 72956-09-3
Based on its physicochemical properties, carvedilol appears to present a low-risk to the breastfed infant. Because there is no published experience with carvedilol during breastfeeding, other agents may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
I am nursing mother and I have already used Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy, what should I do?
During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy comes in category of low risk drug.
My health care provider has asked me to use Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy, what to do?
Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy 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 Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Carvedilol | St. Mary's Medical Park Pharmacy 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