There has been no research done on Demadex and breastfeeding, and it is not known if the medication passes through breast milk. Therefore, the manufacturer of Demadex recommends that the medication should be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding. If you do decide to take Demadex while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your nursing baby.
Demadex and Breastfeeding: An Overview
It is not known if Demadex® (torsemide) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Demadex recommends that the medication should be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
Demadex and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No research has been done to see if Demadex is passed through breast milk. However, other similar diuretics do pass through breast milk. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take Demadex while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your baby.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Demadex and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Demadex and breastfeeding. This is because everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. Based on what you want and expect (and your current health situation), you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Demadex and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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