Can I Use Vigamox While Breastfeeding?
The manufacturer of Vigamox®
(moxifloxacin eye drops
) recommends that breastfeeding women use this medication with caution. At this time, it is unknown if Vigamox is passed through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using Vigamox.
More Information on Breastfeeding and Vigamox
No studies have been done to see if Vigamox passes through breast milk in humans. However, the drug is an eye drop, and very little of it reaches the bloodstream. Based on this information, it is unlikely that a significant amount would reach the breast milk.
However, the possibility of problems cannot be entirely eliminated, since this medication has never been studied in women who are nursing. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Vigamox while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child, such as drowsiness or irritability.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
You should discuss breastfeeding and Vigamox 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.