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Vasotec and breastfeeding

03/03/2003

Question:

Is vasotec safe to take while breastfeeding? Thank you! If not, what high blood pressure drug if safe?

Answer:

Vasotec (Enalapril Maleate) an antihypertensive drug is considered safe for breastfeeding mothers according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Research has indicted that levels secreted into milk are clinically insignificant; however it is important to remember that all medications taken by breastfeeding women should be taken with caution.

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Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati