Safety in Lactation: Subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation

Sarah Fenner, Acting Co-Director, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServicePublished

VEGF inhibitors are used for age-related macular degeneration, administered by intravitreal injection. They are also large molecules with a high molecular weight. These factors will result in low plasma levels with negligible breast milk excretion, and therefore they will pose negligible risk to a breastfed infant.