Ofloxacin ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ofloxacin ophthalmic is also known as: Ocuflox

Ofloxacin ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Ofloxacin ophthalmic has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies using high doses have revealed evidence of fetotoxicity and skeletal defects. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Cartilage damage and arthropathy are reported in immature animals giving rise to concern over effects on bone formation in the developing fetus. Ofloxacin ophthalmic is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Ofloxacin ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of ofloxacin ophthalmic into human milk. Systemically administered ofloxacin is excreted into breast milk at levels similar to those in plasma. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue the drug or to discontinue nursing, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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