Fenoldopam use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Fenoldopam: Corlopam
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 25, 2019.
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.
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. Unlike dopamine, fenoldopam infusion does not affect serum prolactin concentration in normal women. The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.
Alternate Drugs to Consider
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
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Other brands: Corlopam