Last update: Jan. 10, 2015
Not risky for breastfeeding or 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.
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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM