Last update Aug. 12, 2014

Fluorescein

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

It is used topically to depict local lesion in the eye. Also used intravenously as a dye for angiographic test procedures.

It is a photo-sensitizing drug: avoid using it in mothers whose infants are on phototherapy.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.

Alternatives

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

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Group

Fluorescein belongs to this group or family:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 99 %
Molecular weight 332 daltons
Protein Binding 70 %
Tmax 1 hours
4.4 hours
M/P ratio 0.5 -
Theoretical Dose 0.05 mg/Kg/d

References

  1. 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)
  2. AAP - American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. Transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk. Pediatrics. 2001 Sep;108(3):776-89. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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