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How does taking digoxin affect pregnancy?

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Women on digoxin should tell their doctor if they are expecting or become pregnant. Digoxin is a pregnancy category "C" medicine, which means it’s unknown if the drug has any effect on pregnancy.

It should be given only if the benefit to you outweighs the potential risk to the baby.

Digoxin can be passed to a nursing baby through breast milk. What this does is not clear. If you’re a woman on digoxin who is planning to breastfeed, talk with your doctor.

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Digoxin Oral."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Digoxin Oral."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

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