Sulconazole use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Sulconazole: Exelderm

Sulconazole Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Topical sulconazole has not been studied during breastfeeding. About 11% of a dose is absorbed after topical application. It is considered a low risk to the nursing infant;[1] however, other antifungal agents with less absorption may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. 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.

Possible Effects on Lactation

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Clotrimazole, Miconazole

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

Sulconazole Identification

Substance Name

Sulconazole

CAS Registry Number

61318-90-9

Drug Class

  • Antiinfective Agents
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Dermatologic Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

544

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

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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