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 Minoxidil Tablet and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Minoxidil Tablet and some common side effects associated with Minoxidil Tablet.
What is Minoxidil Tablet used for?
Because of the potential for serious adverse effects, minoxidil tablets are indicated only in the treatment of hypertension that is symptomatic or associated with target organ damage and is not manageable with maximum therapeutic doses of diuretic plus two other antihypertensive drugs. At the present time use in milder degrees of hypertension is not recommended because the benefit-risk relationship in such patients has not been defined. Minoxidil reduced supine diastolic blood pressure by 20 mmHg or to 90 mmHg or less in approximately 75% of patients, most of whom had hypertension that could not be controlled by other drugs.
Is Minoxidil Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Minoxidil is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Minoxidil Tablet, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Minoxidil it is safe to use Minoxidil Tablet while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Minoxidil usage in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers There has been one report of minoxidil excretion in the breast milk of a woman treated with 5 mg oral minoxidil twice daily for hypertension. Because of the potential for adverse effects in nursing infants from minoxidil absorption, minoxidil should not be administered to a nursing woman.
Minoxidil Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Minoxidil while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 38304-91-5
It is excreted into breast milk in non-significant amount without side-effects observed among infants whose mothers were taking this medication. This small risk can further be minimized by avoiding to nurse one hour after taking the medication, a time at which milk level is higher (4, 10, 20 and 40 times higher than if occurs within 3, 6, 9 and 12 hours respectively) The American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is usually compatible with breastfeeding. Because, few published experience is available, it would be preferred better known options, especially within the neonatal period or in case of prematurity.
Minoxidil Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Minoxidil while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 38304-91-5
Because of the minimal amount of information on this potent agent, use minoxidil with caution, particularly when therapy involves a large maternal dosage or breastfeeding a newborn. Topical minoxidil should pose low risk to the breastfed infant.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Minoxidil Tablet?
As usage of Minoxidil 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 Minoxidil Tablet else no further action is required.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Minoxidil Tablet, is it safe?
Definitely, Minoxidil Tablet is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
If I am using Minoxidil Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Minoxidil Tablet
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Minoxidil 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