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Alcaftadine ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Alcaftadine ophthalmic is also known as: Lastacaft

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 11, 2021.

Alcaftadine ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have revealed evidence of decreased pup weight at oral doses of 20 to 30 mg/kg/day. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D, and X are being phased out.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned.

Risk Summary: There are no data available on use of this drug in pregnant women to inform of a drug-related risk.

Comment: If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential harm to the fetus.

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Alcaftadine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comment: The effects in the nursing infant and on milk production are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Lastacaft (alcaftadine ophthalmic)." Vistakon, div of Johnson and Johnson Optical, Jacksonville, FL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Lastacaft (alcaftadine ophthalmic)." Vistakon, div of Johnson and Johnson Optical, Jacksonville, FL.

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