Inderal LA and Breastfeeding

According to the Academy of Pediatrics, it is okay for women to breastfeed while taking Inderal LA. However, if you do take this drug while nursing, it's important to still watch for signs of any possible problems in your child, such as a dangerously slow heart rate.

Breastfeeding and Inderal LA: An Overview

Inderal® LA (propranolol sustained-release) passes through breast milk in humans. Inderal LA is a beta blocker medication that can lower blood pressure and decrease the heart rate. It could potentially cause problems in a nursing infant. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Inderal LA if you are breastfeeding or plan to start.

Can I Take This Drug While Breastfeeding?

Only a small amount of the drug passes through breast milk. However, problems such as a dangerously slow heart rate or very low blood pressure could occur. Therefore, if your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Inderal LA while breastfeeding, your infant should be monitored to make sure that no serious problems occur.
The Academy of Pediatrics considers this medicine to be compatible with breastfeeding.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding while taking this medication. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Inderal LA and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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