Butenafine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Butenafine: Mentax, Lotrimin Ultra Jock Itch Cream, Lotrimin Ultra Athlete's Foot Cream

Butenafine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Topical butenafine has not been studied during breastfeeding. Because it is poorly absorbed after topical application, it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Ensure that the infant's skin does not come into direct contact with the areas of skin that have been treated. 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.[1]

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.

Possible Effects on Lactation

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Terbinafine

References

1. 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

Butenafine Identification

Substance Name

Butenafine

CAS Registry Number

101828-21-1

Drug Class

  • AntiInfective Agents
  • Antifungal Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

565

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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