Quixin and Breastfeeding
No research has been done to determine if Quixin (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) would pass through human breast milk. Because it is an eye drop and very little medicine actually reaches the bloodstream, it is probably unlikely that Quixin would be passed through breast milk in high enough amounts to cause problems. However, consult your healthcare provider if you are thinking of breastfeeding while using Quixin.
Quixin® (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) is a prescription eye drop used to treat certain bacterial infections of the eye, specifically bacterial conjunctivitis ("pink eye"). It belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics.
At this time, it is unknown if Quixin passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about using this medication.
No research has been done to see if Quixin passes through breast milk. However, levofloxacin, the active ingredient in Quixin, is known to pass through breast milk when the drug is taken intravenously (by IV).
Quixin is an eye drop, however, and very little of the medication is expected to reach the bloodstream after normal use. Therefore, it is unlikely that the drug would reach the breast milk. Because Quixin has never been studied in breastfeeding women, potential problems cannot yet be completely ruled out.
Theoretically, the calcium in breast milk might bind to any Quixin that passed through to the breast milk, preventing the medication from being absorbed into the infant's bloodstream. However, it is not known if this is really the case.
To help reduce the amount of Quixin that may reach the breast milk, apply gentle pressure to the tear duct with your finger for at least one minute after using it. Use a tissue to wipe away any remaining medication.