Terazosin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Terazosin: Hytrin

Terazosin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because no information is available on the use of terazosin during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information in nursing mothers was not found as of the revision date. However, the pharmacologically similar drug prazosin does not affect serum prolactin concentration in patients with hypertension.[1][2] The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.

References

1. Barbieri C, Caldara R, Ferrari C et al. Metabolic effects of prazosin. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1980;27:313-6. PMID: 6102000

2. Barbieri C, Ferrari C, Borzio M et al. Metabolic effects of chronic prazosin treatment. Horm Metab Res. 1980;12:331-4. PMID: 6105121

Terazosin Identification

Substance Name

Terazosin

CAS Registry Number

63590-64-7

Drug Class

Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists

Antihypertensive Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

746

Last Revision Date

20130907

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