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Can I use Diovan if I am breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you should not take Diovan (valsartan), a drug prescribed to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (a condition in which the heart dose not pump blood efficiently), and to prolong life after a heart attack. Doctors are not certain whether Diovan passes into breast milk, but if it does it might harm a nursing infant. Talk with your doctor about whether it would be better for you to wean your baby in order to take Diovan or use a different treatment while you're nursing.

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