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Furosemide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Furosemide is also known as: Diaqua-2, Lasix, Lo-Aqua

Medically reviewed on December 27, 2017.

Furosemide Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have revealed evidence of fetolethality. 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 C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

This drug should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus; use is contraindicated according to some authorities.

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

Comments: Use of this drug during pregnancy requires monitoring of electrolytes, hematocrit, and fetal growth.

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Furosemide Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended as use is contraindicated according to some authorities.

Excreted into human milk: Yes

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Lasix (furosemide)." sanofi-aventis , Bridgewater, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Lasix (furosemide)." sanofi-aventis , Bridgewater, NJ.

Further information

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

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