Verapamil and Pregnancy and Nursing

Verapamil and Pregnancy and Nursing

Taking Verapamil During Pregnancy: Pregnancy Category C

There are no adequate studies of Verapamil use in pregnant women and pregnant animals treated with Verapamil had some babies with problems. That’s why you should only use Verapamil during pregnancy if the potential benefit is greater than the potential risk to your unborn child. If you are pregnant, or think you might be pregnant, talk to your doctor about using Verapamil.

You can also check to see if there is a Verapamil pregnancy exposure registry for that medicine. The Food and Drug Administration has a list of pregnancy exposure registries (http://www.fda.gov/womens/registries/default.htm) that pregnant women can join.

 

Taking Verapamil While Breast Feeding

Verapamil has been reported to be carried in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from Verapamil, nursing should be discontinued while Verapamil is administered.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010.
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