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Oxymetazoline use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Oxymetazoline: Afrin, Nostrilla, Afrin Sinus, Zicam Sinus Relief, Dristan 12 Hour Nasal Spray, 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief, Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion, Afrin Pump Mist, Afrin Severe Congestion NoDrip, Show all 42 »Afrin Extra Moisturizing, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing, NTZ Long Acting Nasal, Afrin NoDrip Sinus, Afrin All Night NoDrip, Genasal, 12 Hour Nasal, Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief, OcuClear, Sinarest Nasal, Afrin NoDrip Severe Congestion, Duramist Plus, Duration, Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Nostrilla 12 Hour, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray, Four-Way Nasal Spray, NRS Nasal, Oxymeta-12, Oxyfrin, Vicks Sinex Moisturizing 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Mucinex Sinus-Max Full Force, Todays Health Nasal Relief Extra Moisturizing, Afrin Severe Congestion, Afrin Original, Vicks QlearQuil 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Moisturizing Spray, Sudafed OM Sinus Congestion, Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart, Sudafed OM Sinus Cold, Afrin NoDrip Original

Oxymetazoline Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although no information exists on the use of oxymetazoline specifically during breastfeeding, very little should reach the infant through breastmilk because of the local administration and limited absorption into the maternal bloodstream. It has been recommended over oral systemic decongestants such as pseudoephedrine during breastfeeding.[1]

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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

References

1. Anderson PO. Decongestants and milk production. J Hum Lact. 2000;16:294. Letter. PMID: 11155604

Oxymetazoline Identification

Substance Name

Oxymetazoline

CAS Registry Number

1491-59-4

Drug Class

Adrenergic alpha-Agonists

Sympathomimetics

Nasal Decongestants

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

488

Last Revision Date

20130907

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