Is Acetylcholine Chloride compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Acetylcholine Chloride?

Acetylcholine Chloride

August 5, 2018 (Low Risk)

Ophthalmologic prep for topical use in eye surgery. Minimal absorption.

Harmless for the child except in case the mother shows systemic absoption symptoms: bradycardia, hypotension, suffocation, respiratory distress, transpiration, etc.


We do not have alternatives for Acetylcholine Chloride.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.


  • Ακετυλοχολίνη χλωριούχος (Greek)
  • كلوريد أستيلكولين (Arabic)
  • Ацетилхолина Хлорид (Cyrillic)
  • 氯乙酰胆碱 (Chinese)
  • アセチルコリン塩化物 (Japanese)
  • C7 H16 ClNO2 (Molecular formula)
  • (2-Acetoxyethyl)trimethylammonium chloride (Chemical name)
  • S01EB09 (ATC Code/s)


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  4. LactMed Acetylcholine. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed). 2015Abstract Full text (link to original source)