No studies have been conducted on whether it is safe for breastfeeding women to take PreserVision. Breastfeeding women should not use the medicine for vitamin or mineral supplementation because PreserVision does not contain any vitamins and minerals that are important for them. There is little reason for young women to take PreserVision because it is used to treat macular degeneration (a condition primarily affecting the elderly).
An Overview of PreserVision and Breastfeeding
Ocuvite®PreserVision® has not been studied in breastfeeding women. While it is not likely to cause problems for breastfeeding women or their infants, it is probably not the best choice for vitamin or mineral supplementation.
PreserVision and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
No studies have been conducted on whether PreserVision is safe for use during breastfeeding, mostly because the drug is used to treat macular degeneration, a condition that primarily affects the elderly. There is little reason for young women to be taking PreserVision. Additionally, the medication does not contain many vitamins and minerals that are important for breastfeeding women.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About PreserVision and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about PreserVision and breastfeeding. 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, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about PreserVision and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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PreserVision Soft Gels AREDS Formula [product label]. Rochester, NY: Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
PreserVision Soft Gels Lutein Formula [product label]. Rochester, NY: Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
PreserVision Tablets AREDS Formula [product label]. Rochester, NY: Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
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