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Metipranolol ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Metipranolol ophthalmic is also known as: OptiPranolol

Medically reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

Metipranolol 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

Animal studies have shown an increase in fetal resorption, fetal death, and delayed development when administered orally. 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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Metipranolol ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

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

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. OptiPranolol (metipranolol)." Bausch and Lomb, Tampa, FL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. OptiPranolol (metipranolol)." Bausch and Lomb, Tampa, FL.

Further information

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