Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule 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 Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule.

What is Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule used for?

Terazosin capsules 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. The long-term effects of terazosin capsules on the incidence of surgery, acute urinary obstruction or other complications of BPH are yet to be determined. Terazosin capsules are also indicated for the treatment of hypertension. Terazosin capsules can be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents such as diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking agents.

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

Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule high risk while breastfeeding
As Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule is made of only Terazosin, and Terazosin is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Terazosin and Terazosin Hydrochloride 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 capsules are administered to a nursing woman.

Terazosin Hydrochloride 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 Hydrochloride 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.

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule?

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 Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsule usage and time interval of breastfeeding.

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

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

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

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

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