Dyazide and Breastfeeding

While it is known that Dyazide is passed through breast milk, the effects this may have on the nursing infant are not fully understood. Because potentially serious side effects are possible, you should be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about Dyazide and breastfeeding so that the two of you can make a shared decision for your particular situation.

An Overview of Dyazide and Breastfeeding

Dyazide® (triamterene-HCTZ) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur to the nursing infant, the manufacturer does not recommend that Dyazide be used in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you have been prescribed Dyazide and are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

What Does the Research Say About Dyazide and Breastfeeding?

Although Dyazide is passed through breast milk, it is not fully known what the effects might be on a breastfeeding child. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Dyazide while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your baby.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Dyazide and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Dyazide and breastfeeding. 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 Dyazide and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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