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Oxymetazoline use while Breastfeeding

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

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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