Last update: Nov. 24, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
A diuretic which is antagonist of Aldosterone receptor and a potassium-sparing drug.
Excretion into breast milk is clinically non-significant and without side-effects observed in breastfed infants of treated mothers.
A medication which is used for treatment of infants even in the neonatal period.
It decreases slightly the secretion of Prolactin, however, instead other diuretic drugs, a suppressive effect on lactation has not been reported.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (2001) rates it as Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.
Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs 2002: Compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Spironolactone 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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