Metolazone and Breastfeeding

If you are taking metolazone and breastfeeding at the same time, you should know that the medication does pass through breast milk. Therefore, the manufacturer recommends that the drug should be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding. Because it is not known what effects metolazone might have on a nursing infant, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your child.

Metolazone and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Metolazone (Zaroxolyn®) does pass through breast milk. Because of the serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women who are breastfeeding use it with caution. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding while taking metolazone.
 

Metolazone and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

While it is not fully known what effects metolazone might have on a breastfeeding infant, many sources consider the drug to be compatible with breastfeeding. Because diuretics can decrease your milk production, it is important to make sure your baby is getting enough milk. Also, be sure to watch for any side effects or unusual changes in your baby.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Metolazone and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about metolazone and breastfeeding. Every woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. Based on what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about metolazone and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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