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Dibucaine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Dibucaine: Nupercainal, Rectacaine

Dibucaine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Topical dibucaine has not been studied during breastfeeding, but is unlikely to affect her breastfed infant if it is applied away from the breast. However, dibucaine ointment should not be applied to the nipple area. 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.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Lidocaine

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

Dibucaine Identification

Substance Name

Dibucaine

CAS Registry Number

85-79-0

Drug Class

Anesthetics, Local

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

846

Last Revision Date

20130907

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