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Generic Name
Furosemide (Frusemide) and Potassium chloride
Trade Name
Diumide - K continus
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
The risk category is A for potassium chloride.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • diuretic with postassium replacement.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Fetal potassinm levels are dependent on maternal potassium levels Fetal brady cardia may occur in association with maternal hypokalemia.
  • No well - controlled human data in 1st trimester exposure but reported single case of congenital defects in infant exposed to potassium salts (limb reduction defect and hypospadias).
  • No - well controlled human data for Furosemide but suggested possible association with hypospadias in 1st trimester exposure, No fetal adverse effects if used in the last two trimester but it can induce diuresis in the newborns.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Both agents excreted into milk
  • No adverse effects have been reported with Furosemide.
  • If maternal serum potassium is in physiologic range, no harm in nursing infants.
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