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Homatropine ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Homatropine ophthalmic is also known as: Homatropaire, Isopto Homatropine

Medically reviewed on January 29, 2018

Homatropine ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

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.

Use is not recommended unless clearly needed.

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

See references

Homatropine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.
-According to some authorities: Use is not recommended.

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

Comments:
-Observe the infant for signs of decreased lactation during long-term use (e.g., insatiety, poor weight gain).
-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. Homatropine Hydrobromide (homatropine ophthalmic)." OCuSOFT, Richmond, TX.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Homatropine Hydrobromide (homatropine ophthalmic)." OCuSOFT, Richmond, TX.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "American Geriatrics Society 2015 Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults." J Am Geriatr Soc 63 (2015): 2227-46

Further information

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