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Can I take Avapro if I am breastfeeding?

Experts recommend that women who are breastfeeding not take Avapro (irbesartan). In animal studies, low levels of Avapro have been shown to pass into the milk of lactating rats. It's possible the drug could do the same in humans and cause harm to a nursing baby. Avapro is prescribed to treat high blood pressure as well as kidney disease caused by type 2 diabetes.

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