Edecrin and Breastfeeding
Although no research has been conducted on Edecrin and breastfeeding, the medication is known to reduce the amount of breast milk a nursing mother produces. Since there are risks associated with taking the drug while breastfeeding, ask your healthcare provider what makes the most sense for you. If he or she believes that taking Edecrin while breastfeeding is okay, you should still watch for any changes in your baby.
It is not known if Edecrin® (ethacrynic acid) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur to the nursing infant, the manufacturer recommends that the drug be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, make sure to discuss this with your healthcare provider if you are taking Edecrin.
No research has been done to see if Edecrin is passed through breast milk. However, it is known that the drug can reduce the amount of milk produced by a breastfeeding mother. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Edecrin while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your baby.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Edecrin 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 Edecrin and breastfeeding that is right for you.