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.
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.
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.
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.
Not much monitoring required while using Furosemide 20 Mg
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