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Hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic is also known as: Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension, Cortomycin Suspension, Neo/PolyB/HC

Hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B ophthalmic suspension has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity from topically administered corticosteroids. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. This drug is only recommended during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B ophthalmic suspension into human milk. Since orally administered corticosteroids appear in human milk and topically applied corticosteroids may be systemically absorbed, the manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions from systemically administered corticosteroids, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B ophth)." Allscripts Pharmaceutical Company, Vernon Hills, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension (hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B ophth)." Allscripts Pharmaceutical Company, Vernon Hills, IL.

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