Additional information relating to breastfeeding
To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance.
- Choice will depend on clinical condition.
- Adenosine is considered compatible with breastfeeding and is the drug of choice for paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
- Lidocaine is also considered compatible with breastfeeding and is used mostly for ventricular arrhythmias after myocardial infarction.
- Amiodarone is considered to be contraindicated with breastfeeding due to the potential risk of iodine-associated adverse effects in the infant. It is normally used when other anti-arrhythmics have failed.
- Other drugs with anti-arrhythmic actions not included in this section include verapamil and IV beta blockers.