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Generic Name
Furosemide
Trade Name
Diusemide
Manufacturer
APM
Risk Category
C
  • 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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Indication
Indication
  • diuretic for treatment of pulmonary edema, severe hypertension, congestive heart failure.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta.
  • It increases fetal urine production and can be used for assessment of fetal kidney function.
  • Possible association with hypospadias in 1st trimester exposure.
  • Exposure after 1st trimester no -adverse effects on the fetus or newborn (except for diuresis in the newborn), no change in amniotic fluid volume.
  • It increases maternal serum uric acid level.
  • No effect on fetal platelet count.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • No adverse effects on nursing infants have been reported.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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