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Bepotastine ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Bepotastine ophthalmic is also known as: Bepreve

Medically reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Bepotastine ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned.

Risk summary: No data available on use of this drug in pregnant women to inform a drug-related risk.

Animal studies have not been reported. Animal studies with oral doses did not reveal evidence of teratogenicity. 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.

See references

Bepotastine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

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

Comments:
-This drug was present in breast milk in animal studies following oral administration.
-The effects in nursing infants are unknown.
-Developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered as well as the mother's clinical need for this drug.
-Potential side effects in the breastfed child due to the drug or the mother's underlying condition should be considered.
-Placing pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for at least 1 minute and removing excess solution with an absorbent tissue substantially reduces the amount of drug that reaches breast milk after using eye drops.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Bepreve (bepotastine ophthalmic)." ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Bepreve (bepotastine ophthalmic)." ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA.
  2. United States National Library of Medicine "Toxnet. Toxicology Data Network. Available from: URL: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT." ([cited 2013 -]):

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