It is recommended to breastfeed exclusively for six months and then while introducing to other food sources extend it to twelve months. In this duration most mothers will need help of some sort of medication, It could be for short term like could and flue or it could be something chronic like Arthritis or Diabetes and here comes the question of safety of medication in use. In this post we will figure out what is Lisinopril 20 Mg and whether its safe to use Lisinopril 20 Mg while nursing or not.
What is Lisinopril 20 Mg used for?
Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor indicated for: Treatment of hypertension in adults and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older (1.1) Adjunct therapy for heart failure (1.2) Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction (1.3) 1.1 Hypertension Lisinopril tablets are indicated for the treatment of hypertension in adult patients and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older 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. 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. Lisinopril tablets may be administered alone or with other antihypertensive agents [see Clinical Studies (14.1)]. 1.2 Heart Failure Lisinopril tablets are indicated to reduce signs and symptoms of systolic heart failure [see Clinical Studies (14.2)]. 1.3 Reduction of Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction Lisinopril tablets are indicated for the reduction of mortality in treatment of hemodynamically stable patients within 24 hours of acute myocardial infarction. Patients should receive, as appropriate, the standard recommended treatments such as thrombolytics, aspirin and beta-blockers [see Clinical Studies (14.3)].
Is Lisinopril 20 Mg usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Lisinopril is the one and only active ingredient present in Lisinopril 20 Mg. Lisinopril in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Lisinopril 20 Mg also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Lisinopril in breastfeeding.
Lisinopril 20 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys
Lisinopril while Breastfeeding Low Risk
CAS Number: 76547-98-3
Higher caution on early neonatal period is required. Check-up for blood hypotension and muscular hypotonia.
Lisinopril 20 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Lisinopril while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 83915-83-7
Because no information is available on the use of lisinopril during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
What if I already have used Lisinopril 20 Mg?
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 Lisinopril 20 Mg then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Lisinopril 20 Mg comes in category of low risk drug.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Lisinopril 20 Mg, is it safe?
Lisinopril 20 Mg 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 Lisinopril 20 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Lisinopril 20 Mg 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