Last update: June 4, 2016

Bimatoprost

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

The small dose and low plasma absorption of most topical ophthalmic preparations make it unlikely the passage of significant amount of such a product to breast milk, so the use as ophthalmic eye drops poses a very low risk while breastfeeding.
In addition, its short half-life and high plasma protein binding capacity make it even more unlikely any passage to the breast milk.

After application, press onto the tear sac or close the eyelids tightly for a couple of minutes (nasolacrimal occlusion) to minimize systemic absorption.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Bimatoprost since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

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Tradenames

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 416 daltons
Protein Binding 88 %
VD 0,67 l/Kg
Tmax 0,2 hours
T1/2 0,75 hours

References

  1. EMA. Bimatoprost. Ficha técnica. 2016 Full text (in our servers)
  2. EMA. Bimatoprost. Drug Summary. 2016 Full text (in our servers)

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