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Generic Name
Latanoprost
Trade Name
Xalatan
Manufacturer
Pharmacia & Upjhon
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • prostaglandin F-2-alfa analogue used to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma by topical application.
  • The 15 methyl-prostaglandin F-2-alfa (Carbaprost) used as abortifacient.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No teratogenic, mutagenic nor carcinogenic effects were reported in animals but at high intravenous doses, embryofetal toxicity was reported including late resorption, abortion and reduced fetal weight.
  • Can enter the systemic circulation when applied topically to the eye.
  • Should be avoided in pregnancy because of potential embryofetal toxicity and because it induces uterine activity .
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • May be excreted into human breast milk.
  • Should be used with caution.
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