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Is Telmisartan safe for a 6 month old baby?

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  • Is Telmisartan safe for a 6 month old baby?

    I am usually not on high blood pressure medication. Yesterday I had a high blood pressure episode and I took telmisartan 40 mg as I had it in my cupboard. Upon checking online to my horror it doesn’t seem to be safe for breastfeeding. I subscribed to Halesmed and it is indicated as L4 - possibly hazardous. I have pumped and dumped for the past 24 hours. Can I continue to breastfeed? If I pump and dump how many days do I need to do so? My baby is approaching 6 months.
    Last edited by genikitty; 08-28-2021, 09:56 AM.

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    Its fine to breastfeed. We only worry about the ACE inhibitor antihypertensives in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and early postpartum, say the first month or two.

    Tom Hale Ph.d.


    • #3
      Hi Dr Hale, thanks so much for your response despite the weekend. My mind is set at ease now.