Last update Nov. 24, 2014
Very Low Risk
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 team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM