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Lidocaine ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Lidocaine ophthalmic is also known as: Akten

Lidocaine ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

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

US FDA pregnancy category: B

Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm when given subcutaneously at doses up to 50 mg/kg. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

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Lidocaine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Yes

-Systemic exposure is not expected.
-The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Akten (lidocaine ophthalmic)." Akorn Inc (2008):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Akten (lidocaine ophthalmic)." Akorn Inc (2008):
  2. United States National Library of Medicine "Toxnet. Toxicology Data Network." (2013):

Further information

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