No research has been done on Uroxatral (alfuzosin hydrochloride) and breastfeeding, as this medication is only approved for use in men. Also, it is not known if Uroxatral passes through breast milk and whether it would cause any negative effects in a nursing child. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Uroxatral while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects in your infant.
Is Uroxatral Safe for Breastfeeding Women?
It is not known if Uroxatral® (alfuzosin hydrochloride) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Uroxatral. It should be noted that Uroxatral is approved for treating an enlarged prostate and is not intended for use in women.
What Does the Research Say?
No research has been done to see if Uroxatral passes through breast milk, as this medication is not intended for use in women. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take Uroxatral while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Uroxatral and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Uroxatral and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Uroxatral and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Uroxatral [package insert]. Bridgewater, NJ: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC;2008 February.
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