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Rescula and Breastfeeding

No research has been done to determine if Rescula (unoprostone ophthalmic solution) would pass through human breast milk. Because it does not stay in the body for long, and because it is an eye drop, only a limited amount of the drug would likely pass through breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether it is safe for you to use Rescula while breastfeeding.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Rescula?

At this time, it is unknown if Rescula® (unoprostone ophthalmic solution) passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about this before using Rescula.

More Information on Rescula and Breastfeeding

No research has been done on whether Rescula passes through breast milk. Although it is a solution applied to the eyes, a small amount of the medicine reaches the bloodstream and could potentially pass through breast milk. However, Rescula does not stay in the body for very long -- most of the drug is cleared from the bloodstream within an hour.
The manufacturer of Rescula recommends it be used with caution in breastfeeding women. If your healthcare provider recommends using it while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any potential side effects in your nursing child.
Also, to help reduce the amount of the drug that could potentially reach your breast milk, gently press on the tear duct at the inner corner of your eye with your finger after using the eye drops. Apply pressure for at least a minute, and then wipe away any excess medicine with a clean tissue.  

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Rescula 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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