Last update: Jan. 10, 2015

Dexamethasone Ophthalmic

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Steroid drug for topical use on the eye. The small dose used and a sparse absorption into the plasma of topical treatments for ENT or Ophthalmologic conditions make excretion into breast milk in significant amount unlikely.

In order to minimize even more the tiny amount excreted in the milk, press the lacrimal duct for 1-2 minutes after instillation of fluid and dry out the excess of it with a paper tissue.


We do not have alternatives for Dexamethasone Ophthalmic 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.


Dexamethasone Ophthalmic belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Dexamethasone Ophthalmic in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 78 %
Molecular weight 392 daltons
Protein Binding 70 %
VD 2 l/Kg
Tmax 1 - 2 hours
T1/2 3 - 6 hours


  1. PDR.NET Ophtalmic Dexamethasone Drug Summary 2014 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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