bumetanide, Bumex (discontinued brand)

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    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is bumetanide safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There have been no adequate studies on the effects of bumetanide on the fetus. Thus, the physician must carefully weigh the potential but unknown risks and benefits of bumetanide before prescribing it for pregnant women.

It is not known if bumetanide is excreted into breast milk. Thus, it should be used in women who are breastfeeding only if its potential benefits outweigh the unknown risks.

What else should I know about bumetanide?

What preparations of bumetanide are available?

Tablets: 0.5, 1, and 2 mg. Injection: 0.25 mg/ml

How should I keep bumetanide stored?

Tablets should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2015

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