Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet while Breastfeeding
Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet.

What is Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet used for?

Hypertension Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are indicated in the management of hypertension. It may be used alone or used in combination with other antihypertensive agents, particularly a thiazide diuretic. Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are not indicated in the management of hypertensive emergencies. Angina Pectoris Due to Coronary Atherosclerosis Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are indicated to decrease angina frequency and increase exercise tolerance in patients with angina pectoris. Atrial Fibrillation Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are indicated to control ventricular rate in patients with atrial fibrillation and a rapid ventricular response. Myocardial Infarction Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are indicated to reduce cardiovascular mortality in patients who have survived the acute phase of myocardial infarction and are clinically stable. Migraine Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the prophylaxis of common migraine headache. The efficacy of propranolol in the treatment of a migraine attack that has started has not been established, and propranolol is not indicated for such use. Essential Tremor Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are indicated in the management of familial or hereditary essential tremor. Familial or essential tremor consists of involuntary, rhythmic, oscillatory movements, usually limited to the upper limbs. It is absent at rest but occurs when the limb is held in a fixed posture or position against gravity and during active movement. Propranolol hydrochloride tablets cause a reduction in the tremor amplitude but not in the tremor frequency. Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are not indicated for the treatment of tremor associated with Parkinsonism. Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis Propranolol hydrochloride tablets improve NYHA functional class in symptomatic patients with hypertrophic subaortic stenosis. Pheochromocytoma Propranolol hydrochloride tablets are indicated as an adjunct to alpha-adrenergic blockade to control blood pressure and reduce symptoms of catecholamine-secreting tumors.

Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet safe for breastfeeding
Active ingredient in Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet is Propranolol hydrochloride and based on our analysis of Propranolol hydrochloride it appears that using Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet is safe in breastfeeding. Below is analysis of Propranolol hydrochloride while breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Propranolol is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when propranolol is administered to a nursing woman.

Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Propranolol hydrochloride while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 525-66-6

Excreted into breast milk in no significant levels and without side-effects observed in breastfed infants from treated mothers.

Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Propranolol hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 525-66-6

Because of the low levels of propranolol in breastmilk, amounts ingested by the infant are small and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Studies during breastfeeding have found no adverse reactions in breastfed infants clearly attributable to propranolol. No special precautions are required. Propranolol has been used successfully in cases of persistent pain of the breast during breastfeeding.[1]

Is Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet safe while breastfeeding

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet?

It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet and have used it then do not panic as Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet, is it safe?

Usage of Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.

If I am using Propranolol Hydrochloride Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Propranolol Hydrochloride 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