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Epinastine ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Epinastine ophthalmic is also known as: Elestat

Epinastine ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Epinastine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies using maternally toxic oral doses (150,000 times the oral human dose) have not revealed embryotoxic or teratogenic effects; however, resorptions, abortions, and decreased pup weight have been reported with other oral doses (55,000 to 90,000 times the oral human dose). Epinastine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Epinastine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of epinastine in human milk. It is excreted in rat milk. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used if epinastine is administered to nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Elestat (epinastine ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Elestat (epinastine ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

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