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Latanoprost ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Latanoprost ophthalmic is also known as: Xalatan, Xelpros

Medically reviewed on Oct 12, 2017

Latanoprost ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

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

UK: Use should be avoided.

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

Animal studies have revealed no malformations or structural variations. There are no adequate 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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Latanoprost ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

AU, US: Caution is recommended.

UK: Use is not 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. "Product Information. Xalatan (latanoprost ophthalmic)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. 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. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Xalatan (latanoprost ophthalmic)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

Further information

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