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Bumetanide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Bumetanide is also known as: Bumex

Bumetanide Pregnancy Warnings

Bumetanide has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity. A dose-related decrease in litter size and an increase in resorption rate were noted in rabbits at doses between 3.4 and 10 times the maximum recommended therapeutic human dose (on a per kg basis). There are no data from human pregnancy studies. Bumetanide should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Bumetanide Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of bumetanide into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Bumex (bumetanide)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  2. Ward A, Heel RC "Bumetanide: a review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties and therapeutic use." Drugs 28 (1984): 426-64

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Bumex (bumetanide)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  2. Ward A, Heel RC "Bumetanide: a review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties and therapeutic use." Drugs 28 (1984): 426-64

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