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Tafluprost use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Tafluprost: Zioptan

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 23, 2021.

Tafluprost Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of tafluprost during breastfeeding. Because of the extremely low levels in plasma after application to the eye, it is not likely to reach the breastmilk or bloodstream of the infant or to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants.[1,2] To further 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

Tafluprost

CAS Registry Number

209860-87-7

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Antiglaucoma Agents

Prostaglandins

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