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No research has been done to determine if Bromday (bromfenac) would pass through human breast milk. Because it is an eye drop and little (if any) of the medication actually reaches the bloodstream, it is not thought that significant amounts of the drug would pass through breast milk. However, talk to your healthcare provider about whether it is safe for you to use Bromday while breastfeeding.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Bromday?

Bromday® (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) is a prescription medication used to reduce swelling and pain in people who have had cataract surgery. At this time, it is unknown whether this medication passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using Bromday.
 

More Information on Bromday and Breastfeeding

Bromday has not been studied in breastfeeding women. Therefore, it is not entirely known whether the drug passes through breast milk, or if it would harm a nursing child.
 
Bromday belongs to a group of medicines known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is a topical NSAID that is applied to the eye in the form of an eye drop. With normal use, little to none of the drug is absorbed into the blood. Therefore, it would be unlikely that any significant amounts of Bromday would be found in breast milk.
 
In addition, many experts consider other NSAIDs safe for use during breastfeeding, even when they are taken by mouth. For these reasons, Bromday is likely safe for use during breastfeeding. However, because all potential problems cannot be ruled out at this time, the manufacturer of Bromday recommends that it should be used cautiously in women who are nursing a child.
 
If you would like to breastfeed during Bromday treatment, talk to your healthcare provider. If he or she recommends taking the medication, make sure to watch your child for any potential Bromday side effects, and report anything that concerns you to your child's healthcare provider.
 
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