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Nepafenac ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Nepafenac ophthalmic is also known as: Ilevro, Nevanac

Nepafenac ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Nepafenac ophthalmic has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal signs of teratogenicity. There have been reports of dystocia, increased post-implantation loss, reduced fetal weights and growth, and reduced fetal survival in rats following dosages of at least 10 mg/kg. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Nepafenac ophthalmic is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Nepafenac ophthalmic should be avoided during late pregnancy due to the possible adverse effects on the fetal cardiovascular system (closure of the ductus arteriosus) reported with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

Nepafenac ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of nepafenac ophthalmic into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering nepafenac ophthalmic to nursing women.

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