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Amiloride use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Amiloride: Midamor, Moduretic, Moduretic 5-50

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 15, 2020.

Amiloride Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of amiloride during breastfeeding, so 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 amiloride alone is sufficiently potent to cause this effect.

Alternate Drugs to Consider



Healy M. Suppressing lactation with oral diuretics. Lancet. 1961;277:1353-4.
Cominos DC, Van Der Walt A, Van Rooyen AJ. Suppression of postpartum lactation with furosemide. S Afr Med J. 1976;50:251-2. [PubMed: 3858]

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Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Diuretics

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