The Effect Of Using Eye Drops At 7 Months Of Pregnancy?
noon .. what is the effect on the fetus if a 7 month pregnant woman uses eye drops Tobroson cendo minidose, cendo xitrol, cenfresh cendo … even though it is according to a doctor’s prescription
Hello, Nuke dian, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
The doctor gives the drug according to the indications and contraindications of the drug, which is tailored to the patient's condition. For pregnant patients, each drug has a category based on its safety for the fetus. The categories are as follows:
Category A: safe for the fetus. Studies do not show there is a risk of a woman's fetus in pregnancy.
Category B: Fairly safe for the fetus. Studies have been carried out on the reproductive systems of experimental animals, showing no risk to the fetus; but controlled studies of pregnant women have not been carried out.
Category C: May be risky, used if the benefits outweigh the possible risks to the fetus.
Category D: Used in case of emergency. It is shown to pose a risk to the fetus, but the great benefit that would be obtained if used in a pregnant woman could be considered as a life-threatening or critical situation.
Category X: Proven to be harmful to the fetus. Studies have shown the consumption of drugs in this category causes fetal abnormalities and a great risk in pregnant women. Contraindicated for women who are pregnant or of childbearing age.
Meanwhile, the eye drops you asked about earlier have the following categories:
1. Tobroson cendo contains tobramycin (antibiotic) (category D) and dexamethasone (anti-inflammatory) (category C)
2. Cendo xitrol contains neomycin (antibiotics) (category D), polymyxin sulfate (antibiotics) (category D), and dexamethasone (anti-inflammatory) (category C)
3. Cenfresh cendo contains carboxymethyl cellulose sodium (as a "lubricant" for dry eyes) (written: probably safe)
There are very few data regarding eye drops and their safety in the fetus. However, eye drops can be absorbed systemically (to all parts of the body) via the lacrimal mucous membrane, so the number of drugs that can cross the placenta must be considered. Drugs that fall in category C and below (C, D, and X) are not recommended during pregnancy. However, re-consult your doctor about the risks and benefits of using these drugs during pregnancy, whether the benefits outweigh the risks.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.