Apraclonidine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Apraclonidine: Iopidine

Apraclonidine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of apraclonidine during breastfeeding. To substantially diminish the amount of drug that reaches the breastmilk after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible Effects on Lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Brimonidine

References

Apraclonidine Identification

Substance Name

Apraclonidine

CAS Registry Number

66711-21-5

Drug Class

  • Adrenergic Alpha-Agonists
  • Antiglaucoma Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

758

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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