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Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: No

Simvistatin, the generic name for zocor, (simvastatin) is one of a class of drugs called "statins" which are used to lower cholesterol, and, specifically, ldl.
It is strongly recommended to stop using this class of medication during pregnancy and nursing.

In brief: No

Simvistatin, the generic name for zocor, (simvastatin) is one of a class of drugs called "statins" which are used to lower cholesterol, and, specifically, ldl.
It is strongly recommended to stop using this class of medication during pregnancy and nursing.
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes & no

This medication group is considered toxic in pregnancy due to interference with fat metabolism in the fetus.
During breast feeding, so much is protein bound (98%) that little is able to transfer to the milk. It does make it into animal milk, but no human studies are available. Most recommend avoiding this med unless the need is greater that the marginal risk involved.

In brief: Yes & no

This medication group is considered toxic in pregnancy due to interference with fat metabolism in the fetus.
During breast feeding, so much is protein bound (98%) that little is able to transfer to the milk. It does make it into animal milk, but no human studies are available. Most recommend avoiding this med unless the need is greater that the marginal risk involved.
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