Fenoldopam use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Fenoldopam: Corlopam

Fenoldopam Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of fenoldopam during breastfeeding. Because of its poor oral bioavailability and short half-life, any fenoldopam in milk is unlikely to adversely affect the breastfed infant. Also, fenoldopam can be given intravenously to infants. Unlike dopamine, it does not decrease serum prolactin concentrations and might not interfere with nursing.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible Effects on Lactation

Relevant published information in nursing mothers was not found as of the revision date. Unlike dopamine, fenoldopam infusion does not affect serum prolactin concentration in normal women.[1] The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

(Hypertension) Enalapril, Hydralazine, Labetalol, Methyldopa, Propranolol

References

1. Boesgaard S, Hagen C, Hangaard J et al. Pulsatile gonadotropin secretion and basal prolactin levels during dopamine D-1 receptor stimulation in normal women. Fertil Steril. 1991;55:281-6. PMID: 1671361

Fenoldopam Identification

Substance Name

Fenoldopam

CAS Registry Number

67227-56-9

Drug Class

  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Dopamine Agents
  • Dopamine Agonists
  • Vasodilator Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

743

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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