Last update: Nov. 3, 2012

Triamterene

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
Read the Comment.

Long-term treatment with diuretic drugs (particularly those Thiazides with long lasting effect and loop-acting drugs) may inhibit lactation. Use a lower dose as possible, especially during the first postnatal month.
I has been marketed in association to Furosemide in Spain.

Alternatives

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Triamterene in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 70 %
Molecular weight 253 daltons
Protein Binding 60 %
Tmax 4 hours
T1/2 12 hours

References

  1. Malachias MV, Figueiredo CE, Sass N, Antonello IC, Torloni MR, Bortolotto MRF L. 7th Brazilian Guideline of Arterial Hypertension: Chapter 9 - Arterial Hypertension in pregnancy Arq Bras Cardiol. 2016 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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