Moduretic and Pregnancy
In animal studies on Moduretic and pregnancy, the drug did not appear to cause damage to the fetus; therefore, it has been classified as a pregnancy Category B medication. Generally, diuretics (including Moduretic) should be used in pregnant women only when absolutely necessary. If you are taking Moduretic and pregnancy occurs, talk to your healthcare provider about the best choice for your particular situation.
Moduretic and Pregnancy: An OverviewModuretic® (amiloride-HCTZ) is a pregnancy Category B medicine, meaning that it may be safe to use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not known.
Moduretic and Pregnancy Category BThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a 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 that 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 the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine may be given to a pregnant woman if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child. Generally, diuretics (including Moduretic) should be used in pregnant women only when absolutely necessary. The drug typically is not used to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Moduretic and Pregnancy: Final ThoughtsIf you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant while taking Moduretic, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider both the benefits and the risks of taking the drug during pregnancy before making a recommendation in your particular situation.