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Is diltiazem safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Women who use diltiazem should take precautions to avoid pregnancy, because the drug has caused birth defects in animal studies. Diltiazem can also pass into breast milk, so women should avoid breastfeeding while taking this drug.

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