Torsemide use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Torsemide: Demadex, Demadex IV

Torsemide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because no information is available on the use of torsemide during breastfeeding and because intense diuresis might decrease lactation, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

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 torsemide was not found as of the revision date. Intense diuresis, fluid restriction and breast binding have been used to suppress lactation immediately postpartum.[1][2][3] The added contribution of the diuretic to the other measures, which are effective in suppressing lactation, has not been studied. No data exist on the effects of loop diuretics on established, ongoing lactation.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Chlorothiazide, Hydrochlorothiazide

References

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

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

3. Cominos DC, Van Der Walt A, Van Rooyen AJ. Suppression of postpartum lactation with furosemide. S Afr Med J. 1976;50:251-2. PMID: 3858

Torsemide Identification

Substance Name

Torsemide

CAS Registry Number

56211-40-6

Drug Class

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

264

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

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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