It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Atenolol | Direct_rx is safe for baby while breastfed.
What is Atenolol | Direct_rx used for?
Hypertension Atenolol is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure lowers the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions. These benefits have been seen in controlled trials of antihypertensive drugs from a wide variety of pharmacologic classes including atenolol. Control of high blood pressure should be part of comprehensive cardiovascular risk management, including, as appropriate, lipid control, diabetes management, antithrombotic therapy, smoking cessation, exercise, and limited sodium intake. Many patients will require more than 1 drug to achieve blood pressure goals. For specific advice on goals and management, see published guidelines, such as those of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program's Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC). Numerous antihypertensive drugs, from a variety of pharmacologic classes and with different mechanisms of action, have been shown in randomized controlled trials to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and it can be concluded that it is blood pressure reduction, and not some other pharmacologic property of the drugs, that is largely responsible for those benefits. The largest and most consistent cardiovascular outcome benefit has been a reduction in the risk of stroke, but reductions in myocardial infarction and cardiovascular mortality also have been seen regularly. Elevated systolic or diastolic pressure causes increased cardiovascular risk, and the absolute risk increase per mmHg is greater at higher blood pressures, so that even modest reductions of severe hypertension can provide substantial benefit. Relative risk reduction from blood pressure reduction is similar across populations with varying absolute risk, so the absolute benefit is greater in patients who are at higher risk independent of their hypertension (for example, patients with diabetes or hyperlipidemia), and such patients would be expected to benefit from more aggressive treatment to a lower blood pressure goal. Some antihypertensive drugs have smaller blood pressure effects (as monotherapy) in black patients, and many antihypertensive drugs have additional approved indications and effects (e.g., on angina, heart failure, or diabetic kidney disease). These considerations may guide selection of therapy. Atenolol may be administered with other antihypertensive agents. Angina Pectoris Due to Coronary Atherosclerosis Atenolol is indicated for the long-term management of patients with angina pectoris. Acute Myocardial Infarction Atenolol is indicated in the management of hemodynamically stable patients with definite or suspected acute myocardial infarction to reduce cardiovascular mortality. Treatment can be initiated as soon as the patient's clinical condition allows (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, CONTRAINDICATIONS, and WARNINGS). In general, there is no basis for treating patients like those who were excluded from the ISIS-1 trial (blood pressure less than 100 mm Hg systolic, heart rate less than 50 bpm) or have other reasons to avoid beta blockade. As noted above, some subgroups (e.g., elderly patients with systolic blood pressure below 120 mm Hg) seemed less likely to benefit.
Is Atenolol | Direct_rx usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
As Atenolol | Direct_rx is made of only Atenolol, and Atenolol is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Atenolol | Direct_rx is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Atenolol and Atenolol | Direct_rx 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.
Atenolol | Direct_rx Breastfeeding Analsys
Atenolol while Breastfeeding Unsafe
CAS Number: 29122-68-7
One case of cyanosis (blue skin discoloration), bradicardia, hypotermia and hypotension in a 5-days old girl whose mother was on 50 mg every 12 hours was reported. It does concentrate in breast milk. Several reports have shown excessive excretion to mother's milk.
Atenolol | Direct_rx Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Atenolol while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 29122-68-7
Because of atenolol's relatively extensive excretion into breastmilk and its extensive renal excretion, other agents may be preferred while nursing a newborn or preterm infant or with high maternal dosages. Infants older than 3 months of age appear to be at little risk of adverse effects from atenolol in breastmilk. Timing breastfeeding with respect to the time of the atenolol dose appears to be of little benefit in reducing infant atenolol exposure because the time of the peak is unpredictable.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Atenolol | Direct_rx?
If you observer abnormal behavior or any other health issue in infant then you should immediately call 911 or contact other contact other emergency service provider in your area otherwise closely monitor the baby and inform your doctor about your Atenolol | Direct_rx usage and time interval of breastfeeding.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Atenolol | Direct_rx, is it safe?
If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Atenolol | Direct_rx then there must be good reason for that as Atenolol | Direct_rx is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.
If I am using Atenolol | Direct_rx, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Atenolol | Direct_rx and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Atenolol | Direct_rx 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