Animal studies on amiloride and breastfeeding show that it passes through breast milk in rats. However, it is unknown if it passes through human breast milk or what effects it might have on a nursing infant. If you are taking amiloride and breastfeeding at the same time, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Amiloride and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is not known if amiloride hydrochloride (Midamor®) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of amiloride does not recommend that the drug be used in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Amiloride and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
Amiloride is passed through breast milk in rats. While it is not known if it also passes through breast milk in humans, the chemical structure of the drug makes this likely. It is not known what the effects might be on a breastfeeding child. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take amiloride while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your baby.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Amiloride and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about amiloride 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 on amiloride and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 7th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2005.
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