Aldactone and Breastfeeding

It is generally recommended to avoid breastfeeding while taking Aldactone (spironolactone). Breastfeeding could cause problems in the nursing child because Aldactone is known to pass through breast milk. Since there are potential risks, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking Aldactone and breastfeeding (or thinking of breastfeeding).

Aldactone and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Aldactone® (spironolactone) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Aldactone does not recommend using Aldactone while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Aldactone and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Aldactone passes through breast milk. It is not known what the effects might be on a breastfeeding child. Because spironolactone can block or decrease male hormones, it may be especially dangerous for breastfeeding boys. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Aldactone, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your baby.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Aldactone and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Aldactone and breastfeeding. This is because everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. Based on what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Aldactone and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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