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
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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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