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Latanoprost use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Latanoprost: Xalatan, Rocklatan, Xelpros

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 31, 2020.

Latanoprost Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of latanoprost during breastfeeding. Because of its short half-life it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants.[1,2] 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.

References

1.
Belkin A, Chen T, DeOliveria AR, et al. A practical guide to the pregnant and breastfeeding patient with glaucoma. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2020;3:79–89. [PubMed: 32672600]
2.
Blumen-Ohana E, Sellem E. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2020;43:63–6. [Pregnancy & glaucoma: SFO-SFG recommendations] [PubMed: 31813552]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Latanoprost

CAS Registry Number

130209-82-4

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Antiglaucoma Agents

Prostaglandins

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