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Cyclosporine ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Cyclosporine ophthalmic is also known as: Restasis

Cyclosporine ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Cyclosporine ophthalmic has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies with large oral doses have revealed evidence of embryotoxicity and fetotoxicity but not teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Blood concentrations are undetectable after ocular administration; however, cyclosporine ophthalmic is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Cyclosporine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of ophthalmic cyclosporine into human milk. It is excreted in human milk after systemic administration. Blood concentrations are undetectable after ocular administration; however, the manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering cyclosporine ophthalmic to nursing women.

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