Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic is also known as: TobraDex, Tobradex ST

Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have shown corticosteroids to be teratogenic in mice and rabbits following multiple dose topical ophthalmic application. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic should only be given during pregnancy when benefits outweigh risk.

Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic into human milk. Topically applied steroids have been reported to be absorbed systemically. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic to nursing women.

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