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Olopatadine ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Olopatadine ophthalmic is also known as: Pataday, Patanol, Pazeo

Medically reviewed on March 6, 2018

Olopatadine ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have shown reproductive toxicity. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

AU TGA pregnancy category B1: 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 not shown 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.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B1
US FDA pregnancy category: C

See references

Olopatadine ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is not recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Yes

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Patanol (olopatadine ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Patanol (olopatadine ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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