Hydroflumethiazide use while Breastfeeding
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 16, 2022.
Drugs containing Hydroflumethiazide: Saluron, Diucardin, Salutensin, Salutensin-Demi
Hydroflumethiazide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
No information is available on the amount of hydroflumethiazide in breastmilk. Intense diuresis with large doses may decrease breastmilk production. Other diuretics in low doses are preferred over hydroflumethiazide.
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.
Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk
Relevant published information on hydroflumethiazide 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.[1-3] 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.
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