Last update: Jan. 10, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Excreted into breast milk in non-significant amount without side-effects observed in breastfed infants from mothers who were on this medication. Plasma levels in those infants were undetectable or very low.
Prolactin level may be increased with the appearance of galactorrhea. Such increase of Prolactin level will not affect breastfeeding ability of a mother who has an established lactation.
The American Academy of Pediatrics rates is as compatible with breastfeeding.
List of Medicines (WHO-2002): compatible with Breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Methyldopa since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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