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Mitosol and Breastfeeding

No research has been done to determine if Mitosol (mitomycin ophthalmic) would pass through human breast milk. Because it does not stay in the body for long, and because it is only given as a one-time dose, only a limited amount of the drug would likely pass through breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about when it may be safe to begin breastfeeding after using Mitosol.


Can I Use Mitosol While Breastfeeding?

Mitosol® (mitomycin ophthalmic) is a prescription medication that is applied to the eye during glaucoma surgery. At this time, it is unknown if this medication passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider before receiving Mitosol.

More Information on Breastfeeding and Mitosol

No research has been done on Mitosol and breastfeeding. Therefore, it is unknown if the drug passes through breast milk, or if it would harm a nursing child.
Based on the properties of the medicine, it is expected to pass through breast milk to some extent. However, Mitosol normally does not stay in the body for very long and is also given as a single, one-time dose during surgery, which would help limit the amount of the drug that would pass through breast milk.
Because of the potential for serious side effects in a nursing child, the manufacturer of Mitosol recommends it not be used in breastfeeding women. It is important to point out that the drug is only used during surgery, and is not normally reapplied. Therefore, you may be able to breastfeed soon after receiving it. Talk to your healthcare provider about when it may be safe to nurse following your glaucoma surgery.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Mitosol use with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
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