Oxymetazoline use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Oxymetazoline: Afrin, Afrin NoDrip Sinus, Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief, Afrin Sinus, Nostrilla, Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion, Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Mucinex Nasal Spray, OcuClear, Mucinex Sinus-Max Full Force, Show all 43 »Dristan 12 Hour Nasal Spray, 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant, Afrin Pump Mist, Afrin Extra Moisturizing, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing, Afrin Severe Congestion NoDrip, Afrin NoDrip Severe Congestion, Afrin All Night NoDrip, 12 Hour Nasal, Vicks Sinex 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Afrin NoDrip Original, Sinarest Nasal, Genasal, Duramist Plus, Duration, NTZ Long Acting Nasal, Sudafed OM Sinus Congestion, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief, Zicam Sinus Relief, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, Four-Way Nasal Spray, NRS Nasal, Oxymeta-12, Oxyfrin, Mucinex Moisture Smart, Mucinex Full Force, Todays Health Nasal Relief Extra Moisturizing, Afrin Severe Congestion, Nostrilla 12 Hour, Vicks QlearQuil 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Moisturizing Spray, Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart, Sudafed OM Sinus Cold, Afrin 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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