Furosemide Tablet Breastfeeding

It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Furosemide Tablet is safe for baby while breastfed.

What is Furosemide Tablet used for?

Edema Furosemide tablets, USP 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 Furosemide tablets, USP 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 Tablet usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Furosemide Tablet low risk for breastfeeding
Furosemide Tablet contains only one active ingredient that is Furosemide. We have analyzed the usage of Furosemide in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Furosemide poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Furosemide Tablet itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Because it appears in breast milk, caution should be exercised when furosemide tablets are administered to a nursing mother. Furosemide tablets may inhibit lactation.

Furosemide Tablet 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 Tablet 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.

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Furosemide Tablet?

Furosemide Tablet 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 Tablet so you should inform him based on your convenience.

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

Though Furosemide Tablet 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 Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Furosemide Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Furosemide Tablet 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