Oxymetazoline

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Although no information exists on the use of oxymetazoline specifically during breastfeeding, very little should reach the infant through breastmilk because of the local administration and limited absorption into the maternal bloodstream. It has been recommended over oral systemic decongestants such as pseudoephedrine during breastfeeding.[1]


Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


References:


1. Anderson PO. Decongestants and milk production. J Hum Lact. 2000;16:294. Letter. PMID:11155604



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Oxymetazoline

CAS Registry Number:

1491-59-4

Drug Class:


  • Adrenergic alpha-Agonists

  • Sympathomimetics

  • Nasal Decongestants


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    488


    Last Revision Date:


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