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Oxymetazoline use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Oxymetazoline: Afrin, Nostrilla, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief, Rhofade, Afrin NoDrip Sinus, Afrin Sinus, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray, 12 Hour Nasal, Afrin NoDrip Severe Congestion, Genasal, Show all 43 »OcuClear, Afrin Original, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, Zicam Sinus Relief, Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion, NTZ Long Acting Nasal, Afrin Extra Moisturizing, Afrin All Night NoDrip, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing, 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Spray, Kovanaze, Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief, Afrin NoDrip Original, Sinarest Nasal, Duration, Duramist Plus, Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Sudafed OM Sinus Cold, Vicks Sinex Moisturizing 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisture, Four-Way Nasal Spray, NRS Nasal, Oxymeta-12, Oxyfrin, Mucinex Sinus-Max Full Force, Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart, Nostrilla 12 Hour, Todays Health Nasal Relief Extra Moisturizing, Vicks QlearQuil 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Moisturizing Spray, Dristan 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Sudafed OM Sinus Congestion, Afrin Severe Congestion

Oxymetazoline Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although no information exists on the use of oxymetazoline specifically during breastfeeding, very little should reach the infant through breastmilk because of the local administration and limited absorption into the maternal bloodstream. It is recommended over oral systemic decongestants such as pseudoephedrine during breastfeeding.[1] Topical use on the face is unlikely to present a risk to the nursing 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.

References

1. Anderson PO. Decongestants and milk production. J Hum Lact. 2000;16:294. Letter. PMID: 11155604

Oxymetazoline Identification

Substance Name

Oxymetazoline

CAS Registry Number

1491-59-4

Drug Class

Adrenergic alpha-Agonists

Sympathomimetics

Nasal Decongestants

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

488

Last Revision Date

20170411

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