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Methazolamide use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Methazolamide: Neptazane, MZM, Glauctabs

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 20, 2020.

Methazolamide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of methazolamide during breastfeeding. The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Canadian Glaucoma Society consider the drug safe in breastfeeding.[1] However, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

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.
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]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Methazolamide

CAS Registry Number

554-57-4

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Antiglaucoma Agents

Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors

Diuretics

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