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The FDA has classified Demadex as a pregnancy Category B medication, meaning that it is probably safe to take the medication during pregnancy. In animal studies that looked at Demadex and pregnancy, the medication did not appear to cause harm to the fetus. However, Demadex is generally not recommended to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Demadex and Pregnancy: An Overview

Demadex® (torsemide) is a pregnancy Category B medicine, meaning that Demadex is probably safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not known.

Demadex and Pregnancy Category B

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category B is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans, but do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do. Therefore, the full risks to the fetus are not known. A pregnancy Category B medicine may be given to pregnant women if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child. In general, diuretics (including Demadex) should not be used to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy (gestational hypertension).

Demadex and Pregnancy: Summary

If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant while taking Demadex, let your healthcare provider know. Your healthcare provider will consider both the benefits and the risks of taking Demadex during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation.
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