Modern medicine has evolved so much so that sooner or later every breastfeeding mother needs to take it in one form or other. Medication that is present in mothers blood will transfer into her breast milk to some extent. Most drugs do so at low levels and pose no real risk to infants but then there are some exceptions. In This post will discuss whether Furosemide Furosemide 20 Mg is safe in breast-feeding or not.
What is Furosemide Furosemide 20 Mg used for?
Edema Furosemide tablets are 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 tablets are 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.
Edema Furosemide tablets are 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 tablets are 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.
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Furosemide Furosemide 20 Mg. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
Furosemide is the one and only active ingredient present in Furosemide Furosemide 20 Mg. Furosemide in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Furosemide Furosemide 20 Mg also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Furosemide in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Because it appears in breast milk, caution should be exercised when furosemide is administered to a nursing mother. Furosemide may inhibit lactation.
Furosemide 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 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 am nursing mother and I have already used Furosemide Furosemide 20 Mg, what should I do?
Furosemide 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 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 Furosemide 20 Mg, is it safe?
Though Furosemide 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 Furosemide 20 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not much monitoring required while using Furosemide Furosemide 20 Mg
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Furosemide 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