Triamterene use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Triamterene: Dyazide, Maxzide, Dyrenium, Maxzide-25

Triamterene Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

If triamterene is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, because no information is available on the use of triamterene during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred.

Drug 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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Intense diuresis can suppress lactation;[1][2] however, it is unlikely that triamterene alone is sufficiently potent to cause this effect.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Spironolactone

References

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

2. 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

Triamterene Identification

Substance Name

Triamterene

CAS Registry Number

396-01-0

Drug Class

Diuretics

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

406

Last Revision Date

20130907

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