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Brinzolamide ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Brinzolamide ophthalmic is also known as: Azopt

Brinzolamide ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Brinzolamide has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Oral brinzolamide administered to rabbits at 125 times the human ophthalmic dose caused maternal toxicity and fetal skull malformations. No treatment related fetal malformations occurred in rats given up to 375 times the human ophthalmic dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Brinzolamide is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Brinzolamide ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of brinzolamide into human milk. Because of the potential for adverse effects on the nursing infant, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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