Ciclopirox use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Ciclopirox: Penlac, Loprox, Penlac Nail Lacquer, Ciclodan, Loprox TS, CNL8 Nail, Pedipirox-4

Ciclopirox Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Topical ciclopirox has not been studied during breastfeeding. Because only about 1.3% is absorbed after topical application, it is considered a low risk to the nursing infant.[1] Avoid application to the nipple area and 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.[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

Terbinafine

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

Ciclopirox Identification

Substance Name

Ciclopirox

CAS Registry Number

29342-05-0

Drug Class

Antiinfective Agents

Antifungal Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

552

Last Revision Date

20130907

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