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Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic is also known as: TobraDex, Tobradex ST

Medically reviewed on December 15, 2017

Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

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

US FDA pregnancy category: C

Comments:
-Treatment especially during the first three months of pregnancy, should only take place after a careful benefit-risk assessment.
-Women should inform their healthcare provider if pregnancy occurs.

Animal studies have shown this drug to be teratogenic. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

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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Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is not recommended.

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

Comments: Systemically administered corticosteroids appear in human milk and could suppress growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production, or cause other unwanted effects.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Tobradex (dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Tobradex (dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

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