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Brinzolamide use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 5, 2022.

Drugs containing Brinzolamide: Azopt, Simbrinza

Brinzolamide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of brinzolamide ophthalmic drops during breastfeeding. French guidelines recommend ophthalmic carbonic anhydrase inhibitor drops such as brinzolamide as a preferred therapy for glaucoma during breastfeeding.[1] To substantially diminish the amount of drug that reaches the breastmilk after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Acetazolamide, Dorzolamide

References

1.
Blumen-Ohana E, Sellem E. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2020;43:63–6. [Pregnancy & glaucoma: SFO-SFG recommendations] [PubMed: 31813552]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Brinzolamide

CAS Registry Number

138890-62-7

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Antiglaucoma Agents

Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors

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