Urea in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Risk Factor: C
Class: Diuretics

Contents of this page:
Fetal Risk Summary
Breast Feeding Summary
References
Questions and Answers

Fetal Risk Summary

Urea is an osmotic diuretic that is used primarily to treat cerebral edema. Topical formulations for skin disorders are also available. No reports of its use in pregnancy following IV, oral, or topical administration have been located. Urea, given by intraamniotic injection, has been used for the induction of abortion (1).

Breast Feeding Summary

No data are available.

References

  1. Ware A, ed. Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia. 27th ed. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1977:572.

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