Bepreve and Breastfeeding

Animal studies on Bepreve and breastfeeding show that the medication does pass through breast milk when given by mouth. But Bepreve is an eye drop and should not be taken by mouth, so it is not expected to cause problems. To ensure your child's safety, however, it is best to discuss the benefits and risks with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.

Can I Take Bepreve While Breastfeeding?

The manufacturer of Bepreve™ (bepotastine besilate) recommends that breastfeeding women use this medication with caution. At this time, it is unknown if Bepreve is safe for use while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are nursing a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using this drug.
 

What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding and Bepreve

No studies have been done to see if Bepreve passes through breast milk in humans. Studies have shown that the medicine passes through breast milk in rats when given by mouth.
 
Bepreve is an eye drop, and very little of the medication reaches the bloodstream. Based on this information, it is unlikely that a significant amount of the drug would reach the breast milk. However, the possibility of problems cannot be entirely eliminated, since this medication has never been studied in breastfeeding women. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Bepreve while nursing, watch for any side effects in your child, such as drowsiness or irritability.
 

Final Thoughts

You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding and Bepreve. 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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