Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp.
What is Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp used for?
Latanoprost Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Latanoprost is a prostaglandin F2α analogue indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. (1)
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
As per our analysis Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp contains only one ingredient and that is Latanoprost. We have analyzed Latanoprost and it seems to be safe to use Latanoprost while breastfeeding, that means usage of Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Latanoprost usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug or its metabolites are excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when latanoprost is administered to a nursing woman.
Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp Breastfeeding Analsys
Latanoprost while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 130209-82-4
Prostaglandin used as treatment of glaucoma. Like most ophthalmologic compounds for topical use a low dose and poor absorption make it compatible with breastfeeding.
Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp Breastfeeding Analsys - 2
Latanoprost while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 130209-82-4
No information is available on the use of latanoprost during breastfeeding. Because of its short half-life it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or 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.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp?
Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp, is it safe?
Usage of Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Latanoprost | Proficient Rx Lp in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week