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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Depends on which one: Hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene, & Amiloride do not cause birth defects per some studies. Older studies raised concerns that thiazide diuretics might cause thrombocytopenia, but subsequent studies have shown that there is no decrease in platelets. Altho diuretics do affect the plasma volume expansion of normal pregnancy, this has not been correlated with a negative effect on fetal growth. [nih].

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can i take water pill while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
+/-: Hydrochlorothiazide is considered to be probably safe for lactating women/babies. The safety of Furosemide is unknown. Perhaps some obs will also answer your question (i'm a cardiologist).
Last updated Nov 24, 2016


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