Oxymetazoline use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Oxymetazoline: Afrin, Afrin NoDrip Sinus, Afrin Sinus, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief, Nostrilla, Zicam Sinus Relief, OcuClear, Oxymeta-12, 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant, 12 Hour Nasal, Show all 45 »Duration, NTZ Long Acting Nasal, Four-Way Nasal Spray, Dristan 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Afrin All Night NoDrip, Afrin Extra Moisturizing, Afrin Original, Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion, Afrin NoDrip Original, Afrin NoDrip Severe Congestion, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing, Duramist Plus, Afrin Severe Congestion, Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief, Sinarest Nasal, Genasal, Afrin Severe Congestion NoDrip, Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Afrin Pump Mist, Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart, Mucinex Full Force, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Mucinex Moisture Smart, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, Oxyfrin, NRS Nasal, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray, Vicks Sinex Moisturizing 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Mucinex Nasal Spray, Nostrilla 12 Hour, Vicks QlearQuil 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Moisturizing Spray, Sudafed OM Sinus Congestion, Mucinex Sinus-Max Full Force, Sudafed OM Sinus Cold, Todays Health Nasal Relief Extra Moisturizing

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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