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Olopatadine ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Olopatadine ophthalmic is also known as: Pataday, Patanol

Olopatadine ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Olopatadine ophthalmic solution has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity; however, fetolethality increased in rats treated with extremely high oral doses (62,500 times the human dose) . There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Olopatadine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Olopatadine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of olopatadine ophthalmic solution into human milk. However, due to minimal systemic absorption, it is not expected that clinically significant amounts would be excreted into breast milk. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering olopatadine to nursing women.

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