Is Oxymetazoline compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Oxymetazoline?


June 30, 2015 (Low Risk)

Sympathomimetic drug that is topically used for treatment of nose or the eye.

A fecha de última actualización no encontramos datos publicados en relación con la lactancia.

A small dose together with a low plama level of most nasal and ophthalmologic compounds make that a significant excretion into breast milk would be unlikely.

Avoid over dosage and do not use it for longer than 3 days: as any other adrenergic-agonist drug, when absorbed, it may be a cause of side effects (vascular hyper-hypotension, irritability, heart arrhythmia) on both the mother and the infant.


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.


  • Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride
  • Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride


  • Оксиметазолина (Cyrillic)
  • オキシメタゾリン (Japanese)

Drug trade names


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  2. Nice FJ, Snyder JL, Kotansky BC. Breastfeeding and over-the-counter medications. J Hum Lact. 2000Abstract