Dorzolamide use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Dorzolamide: Cosopt, Trusopt, Cosopt PF
Medically reviewed on March 12, 2018
Dorzolamide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Limited experience with the use of ophthalmic dorzolamide indicate that it is unlikely to adversely affect the breastfed infant. 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.
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
A newborn infant was breastfed during maternal therapy with ocular timolol, dipivifrin, dorzolamide, brimonidine and several doses of acetazolamide. The drugs were given immediately following breastfeeding and no apnea or bradycardia was observed in the infant.
Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk
Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
1. Johnson SM, Martinez M, Freedman S. Management of glaucoma in pregnancy and lactation. Surv Ophthalmol. 2001;45:449-54. PMID: 11274697
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