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Brinzolamide ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Brinzolamide ophthalmic is also known as: Azopt

Medically reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

Brinzolamide ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

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

UK: Use is not recommended.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B3
US FDA pregnancy category: C

Animal studies have shown reproductive toxicity. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

AU TGA pregnancy category B3: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals have shown evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage, the significance of which is considered uncertain in humans.

US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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Brinzolamide 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: Yes

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Azopt (brinzolamide ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Azopt (brinzolamide ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

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