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Bumex and Breastfeeding

Because no research has been done on Bumex and breastfeeding, it is unknown if the medication passes through breast milk. The manufacturer of the drug recommends that it be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding, since it may cause adverse effects in the infant. If you decide to take Bumex while breastfeeding, watch for any side effects or changes in your nursing baby.

Bumex and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Bumex® (bumetanide) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur to the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Bumex recommends that the drug 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 while taking the drug.

Bumex and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if Bumex is passed through breast milk. However, other similar diuretics are passed through breast milk. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take the medication while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your baby.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Bumex and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Bumex and breastfeeding. 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 Bumex and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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