Omnaris and Breastfeeding
Before using Omnaris, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare providers about the benefits and potential risks. It is not known if Omnaris passes through breast milk in humans, but low amounts of the drug have been shown to pass through breast milk in rats. If you are taking Omnaris and breastfeeding, you should watch for any changes or side effects in your infant.
Currently, it is unknown if Omnaris™ (ciclesonide) passes through breast milk in humans. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Omnaris.
Omnaris is a steroid nasal spray. Studies have shown that other steroids pass through breast milk, but it is unknown if ciclesonide (the active ingredient in Omnaris) passes through breast milk in humans. Studies in lactating rats showed that the drug passes through rat breast milk in low amounts.
It is not known if Omnaris will cause problems in a breastfed infant if the mother takes the drug. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to take the drug while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any changes or side effects in your infant.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Omnaris 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, the two of you can make a shared decision about Omnaris and breastfeeding that is right for you.