Last update: May 21, 2020
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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indicated in the treatment of hypertension and for oedema associated with heart failure
Oral administration once a day.
Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Long-term treatment with diuretic drugs (particularly those Thiazides with long lasting effect and loop-acting drugs) may inhibit lactation, but despite some older studies, there is no scientific evidence that diuretics reduce breast milk production (Rowe 2013).
Use a lower dose as possible, especially during the first postnatal month.
Expert authors consider the use of this medication to be probably compatible during breastfeeding (Hale 2019, Briggs 2017).
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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