Fetal safety of calcium channel blockers

Fatoumah Alabdulrazzaq, Gideon Koren

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Question: Many of my pregnant or lactating patients are taking calcium channel blockers (CCBs) for hypertension. How safe is maternal use of CCBs for fetuses and nursing infants? Answer: Generally, CCBs have not been shown to increase teratogenic risk. Information regarding the safety of CCBs during lactation is limited, although they are not likely to pose a risk to the nursing infant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-747
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012


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