Tolnaftate use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Tolnaftate: Tinactin, Clarus Antifungal, Mycocide NS, Desenex Spray, Lamisil Defense, Tinaderm, Fungi-Guard, Fungatin, Absorbine Jock Itch, Absorbine Athlete's Foot, Show all 31 »Hongos, T-Athlete, Absorbine Jr Antifungal, Blis-To-Sol, Aftate For Jock Itch, Podactin, Tinaspore, Q-Naftate, NP 27, Quinsana Plus, Dr Scholl's Fungal Nail Management Kit, Dr Scholl's Odor Destroyers Sport Spray, Tinactin Deodorant Spray, Athlete's Foot Antifungal Liquid, Absorbine Jr, Aftate, Ting, Tinactin Jock Itch, Genaspor, Tinamar, Aftate For Athletes Foot

Tolnaftate Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Topical tolnaftate has not been studied during breastfeeding and no data are available on the extent of its absorption after topical application. Because it is probably poorly absorbed after topical application, it is considered a low risk to the nursing 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, gel or liquid 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.

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

Tolnaftate Identification

Substance Name

Tolnaftate

CAS Registry Number

2398-96-1

Drug Class

Antiinfective Agents

Antifungal Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

557

Last Revision Date

20130907

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