Is the application possible during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
The use of eye ointments with cortisone is possible during pregnancy and lactation, but should be avoided if possible. Since the active substance may also possibly enter the body. Particularly in the case of long-term treatment, growth disorders and damage to the unborn child may occur.
If the desire to become pregnant is currently present or if there is a presumption of pregnancy or if a pregnancy already exists, a consultation with the doctor is essential. The active ingredient of eye ointments containing cortisone can be absorbed into breast milk. So far, no damage has been reported from breastfeeding a child while using eye ointments with cortisone.
Nevertheless, cortisone preparations should be avoided during breastfeeding if possible. Here too, a discussion with the doctor is advisable.