ANDRÉS VALDIVIESO; GLORIA VALDÉS; THEODORE E. SPIRO; RICHARD L. WESTERMAN
To the editor: Minoxidil is a potent vasodilator used in the treatment of severe hypertension (1). No pregnancies have been reported in patients receiving the drug. We report the case of a patient who became pregnant during minoxidil treatment and delivered a normal child whom she nursed. Excretion of minoxidil into breast milk in relation to plasma values was measured.
A 40-year-old hypertensive woman with bilateral intrarenal fibrodysplasia was successfully treated with minoxidil, 5 mg twice daily; propranolol, 40 mg twice daily; and furosemide, 40 mg twice daily. While being treated, she had an unplanned, uneventful pregnancy, delivering at 37
VALDIVIESO A, VALDÉS G, SPIRO TE, WESTERMAN RL. Minoxidil in Breast Milk. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:135. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-135_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):135.
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