I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Nepafenac? Is Nepafenac safe for nursing mother and child? Does Nepafenac extracts into breast milk? Does Nepafenac has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Nepafenac influence milk supply or can Nepafenac decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Answer by DrLact: About Nepafenac usage in lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of nepafenac during breastfeeding. Maternal use of nepafenac eye drops would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. To substantially diminish the amount of drug that reaches the breastmilk after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
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