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Is it safe to take Xalatan (latanoprost) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Xalatan (latanoprost) is a prostaglandin f2 analogue used to treat glaucoma.
It is a category c drug by fda which means it may causes problems for fetus. Dosages of medications in eyedrops are very small. If you have gluacoma and need to take it to protect your eyesight i would talk to your ophthalomogist and obstetrician about it but it should be ok.

In brief: Yes

Xalatan (latanoprost) is a prostaglandin f2 analogue used to treat glaucoma.
It is a category c drug by fda which means it may causes problems for fetus. Dosages of medications in eyedrops are very small. If you have gluacoma and need to take it to protect your eyesight i would talk to your ophthalomogist and obstetrician about it but it should be ok.
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Dr. Tim Conrad
You should use digital nasolacrimal duct obstruction after the drop is instilled. This will reduce the systemic absorption. Talk to your ophthalmologist about this technique.
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

Not known. (xalatan (latanoprost) is a class c).
Usually systemic absorption of topical meds is reduced by punctal occlusion.

In brief: No

Not known. (xalatan (latanoprost) is a class c).
Usually systemic absorption of topical meds is reduced by punctal occlusion.
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