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Bimatoprost ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Bimatoprost ophthalmic is also known as: Lumigan

Bimatoprost ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal data have revealed evidence of embryolethality, fetotoxicity, teratogenicity, and decreased neonatal viability with high oral doses (33 to 97 times the human AUC). Bimatoprost undergoes minimal systemic absorption after ocular administration. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Bimatoprost is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Bimatoprost ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of topically administered bimatoprost or its metabolites into human milk. It is excreted into breast milk in animals. It undergoes minimal systemic absorption after ocular administration. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering bimatoprost ophthalmic to nursing women.

In animal studies, bimatoprost was excreted in breast milk.

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