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Xalatan and Breastfeeding

Since no studies have been conducted on Xalatan (latanoprost ophthalmic solution) and breastfeeding, it is not known whether the drug passes through breast milk. Although Xalatan is an eye drop, it does reach the bloodstream and could potentially pass through breast milk. Before using Xalatan, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about the potential risks.

An Overview of Xalatan and Breastfeeding

Currently, it is unknown whether Xalatan® (latanoprost ophthalmic solution) passes through breast milk in humans. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Xalatan. Your healthcare provider can help you decide if the benefits of Xalatan outweigh the possible risks in your particular situation.
 

Xalatan and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No studies have been conducted on whether Xalatan passes through breast milk in humans. Even though Xalatan is an eye drop, some of the medication does reach the bloodstream, where it could potentially pass through breast milk.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends taking Xalatan while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Using Xalatan While Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Xalatan and breastfeeding. 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, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Xalatan and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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