Bacitracin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Bacitracin: Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic, Polysporin, Polysporin Ointment, Polysporin Ophthalmic, Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment, Septa, Cortisporin Ointment, Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic Ointment, Polytracin Ophthalmic, Show all 43 »Triple Antibiotic HC Ophthalmic Ointment, Neosporin Plus Maximum Strength Ointment, Mycitracin Triple Antibiotic, Ocu-Cort, Polycin-B, Cortisporin Ophthalmic Ointment, BACiiM, Campho-Phenique Maximum Strength, Neosporin + Pain Relief Neo to Go!, Triple Antibiotic Plus, Baci-Rx, Betadine Antibiotic, Betadine Plus Antibiotic and Pain Reliever, Rash Relief Antibacterial, Polytracin, Duospore, Baciguent, Spectrocin Plus, AK-Poly-Bac, Medi-Quik, Neocidin, AK-Spore Ointment, Neotricin HC, Neo-Poly-Bac, Cortomycin Eye Ointment, Ocutricin, Neocin, Tribiotic Plus, Mycitracin Plus Pain Reliever, AK-Tracin, Ocu-Tracin, Ocu-Spore-B, Lanabiotic

Bacitracin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because it is poorly absorbed after topical application and oral ingestion, bacitracin is considered a low risk to the nursing infant.[1] Only water-miscible cream or gel products should be applied to the breast because ointments may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.[2]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Clindamycin, Mupirocin

References

1. Leachman SA, Reed BR. The use of dermatologic drugs in pregnancy and lactation. Dermatol Clin. 2006;24:167-97. PMID: 16677965

2. Noti A, Grob K, Biedermann M et al. Exposure of babies to C(15)-C(45) mineral paraffins from human milk and breast salves. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2003;38:317-25. PMID: 14623482

Bacitracin Identification

Substance Name

Bacitracin

CAS Registry Number

1405-87-4

Drug Class

Antiinfective Agents, Local

Antibacterial Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

549

Last Revision Date

20130907

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