Last update Jan. 19, 2023
It is a weak, potassium-sparing diuretic that is used as an adjunct to thiazide diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and loop diuretics such as furosemide to conserve potassium.
It is used in the treatment of edema associated with liver cirrhosis and heart failure and in the treatment of hypertension. Oral administration once a day.
On latest update relevant data on breastfeeding were not found.
Long-term treatment with diuretic drugs may compromise the state of hydration of the nursing mother. Must make an adjustment (decrease) of the dose based on the estimated milk production and monitor milk production. Use a lower dose as possible, especially during the first postnatal month.
Until more published data is known about this drug in relation to breastfeeding, known safer alternatives are preferable (WHO 2002), especially during the neonatal period and in the event of prematurity.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2006 of United States of America
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