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Vasotec and breastfeeding



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


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