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Ethacrynic acid Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ethacrynic acid is also known as: Edecrin, Sodium Edecrin

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 5, 2021.

Ethacrynic acid Pregnancy Warnings

Use is not recommended and should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

AU TGA pregnancy category: C
US FDA pregnancy category: B

Animal studies have revealed reduced fetal body weights. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category C: Drugs which, owing to their pharmacological effects, have caused or may be suspected of causing, harmful effects on the human fetus or neonate without causing malformations. These effects may be reversible. Accompanying texts should be consulted for further details.

US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

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Ethacrynic acid Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.