Prednisolone ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Prednisolone ophthalmic is also known as: AK-Pred, Econopred, Econopred Plus, Inflamase Forte, Inflamase Mild, Ocu-Pred, Ocu-Pred Forte, Ocu-Pred-A, Omnipred, Pred Forte, Pred Mild, Prednisol

Prednisolone ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Prednisolone ophthalmic suspension has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of an increased incidence of cleft palates in offspring when prednisolone ophthalmic was administered in therapeutic doses. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Prednisolone should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

A surveillance study revealed a possible association between prednisolone administered systemically during the first trimester and the incidence of congenital defects.

Prednisolone ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

It is not known if prednisolone ophthalmic is excreted into human milk. Topically applied steroids are absorbed systemically. Trace amounts of prednisolone are excreted in breast milk after intravenous and oral administration; but not in sufficient concentrations to pose a significant risk to infants. Prednisolone is the biologically active form of prednisone, and prednisone is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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