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Carbachol ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Carbachol ophthalmic is also known as: Carbastat, Carboptic, Isopto Carbachol, Miostat

Medically reviewed on March 2, 2018

Carbachol ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

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

AU TGA pregnancy category: B2
US FDA pregnancy category: C

Animal reproductive studies have not been conducted. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

AU TGA pregnancy category B2: 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 are inadequate or may be lacking, but available data show no evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage.

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.

See references

Carbachol ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

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

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Isopto Carbachol (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
  3. "Product Information. Miostat (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Isopto Carbachol (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
  3. "Product Information. Miostat (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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