Echothiophate Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
No information is available on the use of echothiophate ophthalmic drops during breastfeeding. Because echothiophate is a quaternary ammonium compound, it is not likely to pass into the breastmilk or reach the bloodstream of the infant.
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 in nursing mothers was not found as of the revision date. In animals, cholinergic drugs increase oxytocin release, and have variable effects on serum prolactin.[2,3] The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.
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Müller EE, Locatelli V, Cella S, et al. Prolactin-lowering and -releasing drugs: Mechanisms of action and therapeutic applications. Drugs. 1983;25:399–432. [PubMed: 6133737]
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