Furosemide 20 Mg Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Furosemide 20 Mg for its safety in breastfeeding.

What is Furosemide 20 Mg used for?

Edema Furosemide is indicated in adults and pediatric patients for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and renal disease, including the nephrotic syndrome. Furosemide is particularly useful when an agent with greater diuretic potential is desired. Hypertension Oral furosemide may be used in adults for the treatment of hypertension alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents. Hypertensive patients who cannot be adequately controlled with thiazides will probably also not be adequately controlled with furosemide alone.

Is Furosemide 20 Mg usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Furosemide 20 Mg low risk for breastfeeding
Furosemide is the one and only active ingredient present in Furosemide 20 Mg. Furosemide in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Furosemide 20 Mg also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Furosemide in breastfeeding.

Furosemide 20 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys

Furosemide while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 54-31-9

Diuretic drug with action on the Henle's loop of the nephron. At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Its high protein-binding capacity makes excretion into breast milk in significant amount unlikely. Because of a low oral bioavailability, mostly in the neonatal period, absorption from the ingested milk is thought to be minimal. Long-term treatment with diuretic drugs, particularly Thiazides with long-lasting effect and action on the Henle's loop, may inhibit lactation. Furosemide has been used along with water restriction for inhibition of lactation. Because of this, diuretic drugs well established as safe should be preferred while breastfeeding, especially during the first post-natal months. Whenever used, close attention should be paid to milk production.

Furosemide 20 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Furosemide while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 54-31-9

Because little information is available on the use of furosemide during breastfeeding and because intense diuresis might decrease lactation, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

I already used Furosemide 20 Mg and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?

Furosemide 20 Mg is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Furosemide 20 Mg so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Furosemide 20 Mg, is it safe?

Though Furosemide 20 Mg dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.

If I am using Furosemide 20 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Furosemide 20 Mg

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Furosemide 20 Mg in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week