Methyclothiazide use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Methyclothiazide: Enduron, Aquatensen, Enduronyl, Diutensen-R, Enduronyl Forte

Methyclothiazide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

If methyclothiazide is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. Intense diuresis with large doses may decrease breastmilk production.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible Effects on Lactation

Relevant published information on methyclothiazide was not found as of the revision date. Intense diuresis with thiazides and thiazide-like diuretics, fluid restriction and breast binding have been used to suppress postpartum lactation.[1][2][3] The added contribution of the diuretic to these measures, which are effective in suppressing lactation, has not been studied. There are no data on the effects of diuretics on established, ongoing lactation.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Chlorothiazide, Hydrochlorothiazide

References

1. Healy M. Suppressing lactation with oral diuretics. Lancet. 1961;277:1353-4.

2. Reiher KH. [Suppression of lactation by stimulation of diuresis] . Zentralbl Gynakol. 1963;85:188-90. PMID: 13973786

3. Stout G. Suppression of lactation. Br Med J. 1962;1:1150. Letter. PMC: PMC1958377

Methyclothiazide Identification

Substance Name

Methyclothiazide

CAS Registry Number

135-07-9

Drug Class

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

178

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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