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Mirvaso and Breastfeeding

No human studies have been done on Mirvaso (brimonidine gel) and breastfeeding, so it is not known what effects it would have on a nursing mother or her infant. However, the medicine has been shown to pass through breast milk in animals. Due to the unknown risks, the manufacturer recommends women not use this medicine while breastfeeding.

 

Is Mirvaso Safe for Breastfeeding Women?

At this time, it is unknown if Mirvaso® (brimonidine gel) passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using this product. The manufacturer recommends that women not use this medication while breastfeeding.
 

More Information on Breastfeeding and Mirvaso

No research has been done to see if Mirvaso passes through breast milk in humans, although studies have shown that it does pass through the milk of nursing animals. Even though Mirvaso is applied to the skin, some of the medication is absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream, so it is possible that some of it could reach the breast milk.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends that you use Mirvaso while breastfeeding, watch for any possible side effects in your child. Based on the known effects of the drug, your child should be monitored for low blood pressure (hypotension), a slow heart rate (bradycardia), and slow or irregular breathing.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Mirvaso 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.
 
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