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Oxymetazoline use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Oxymetazoline: Afrin, Nostrilla, Afrin Sinus, Zicam Sinus Relief, Nostrilla 12 Hour, Mucinex Sinus-Max Full Force, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief, Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray, Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion, Show all 41 »Afrin NoDrip Sinus, Duramist Plus, Genasal, Todays Health Nasal Relief Extra Moisturizing, OcuClear, Dristan 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, NRS Nasal, Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, Four-Way Nasal Spray, Sudafed OM Sinus Cold, Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart, Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray, NTZ Long Acting Nasal, Afrin Extra Moisturizing, Duration, 12 Hour Nasal, Kovanaze, Afrin All Night NoDrip, Sinarest Nasal, Oxymeta-12, Sudafed OM Sinus Congestion, Vicks Sinex Moisturizing 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist, 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant, Oxyfrin, Vicks QlearQuil 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Moisturizing Spray, Afrin Severe Congestion, Afrin NoDrip Severe Congestion, Afrin NoDrip Original, Afrin Original, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing

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 has been recommended over oral systemic decongestants such as pseudoephedrine during breastfeeding.[1]

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

20130907

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