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Generic Name
Azelastine hydrochloride
Trade Name
Optilast
Manufacturer
Viatris
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
  • antihistamine used in eyes for allergic conjunctivitis and as nasal spray for allergic rhinitis.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • embryotoxic, fetotoxic, teratogenic in animals at high dose causing abortions, delayed ossification and skeletal abnormalities.
  • No adequate human data but risk-benefit should be considered before using this agent during pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into milk.
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