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Generic Name
Frusemide (Furosemide) and Reserpine
Trade Name
Hoechst marion Roussel
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.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • diuretic.
  • Antihypertensive.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No adequate data for reserpine, suggested possible association with microcephaly, hydronephrosis and hydroureter and if used near term it may cause nasal discharge, lethargy and anorexia in the newborns.
  • No well – controlled human data for frusemide (Furosemide), suggested possible association with hypospadias in 1st trimester exposure.
  • No fetal adverse effects if used in the last two trimesters but it can induce diuresis in the newborns.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Both drugs are excreted into milk.
  • Reserpine is safe.
  • No adverse effects have been reported with frusemide (Furosemide).
  • Other Trade Names
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