Lastacaft and Breastfeeding
No research has been done to determine if Lastacaft (alcaftadine) passes through human breast milk. However, because it is an eye drop and very little medicine actually reaches the bloodstream, it is unlikely that it would be passed through breast milk in high enough amounts to cause problems. However, consult your doctor if you are thinking of breastfeeding while using Lastacaft.
Can Women Use Lastacaft While Breastfeeding?The manufacturer of Lastacaft™ (alcaftadine) recommends that women use this medication with caution while breastfeeding. Because it is not known if Lastacaft is safe for use while nursing a child, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider before using these eye drops.
More Information on Breastfeeding and LastacaftNo studies have been done to see if Lastacaft passes through breast milk in humans. However, Lastacaft comes in the form of an eye drop, and very little of the medication reaches the bloodstream.
Based on this information, it is unlikely that a significant amount would reach the breast milk. However, the possibility of problems cannot be entirely eliminated, as this drug has never been studied in women who were breastfeeding.
If your healthcare provider decides it is okay to use Lastacaft while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects in your child, such as excessive drowsiness or irritability.
Talking With Your Healthcare ProviderYou should discuss breastfeeding and Lastacaft 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.