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Capsaicin use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 1, 2023.

Drugs containing Capsaicin: Salonpas, LidoPro, Qutenza, Zostrix, Terocin, Limencin, Icy Hot PM Patch, Theragen HP, Captracin, Pain Doctor, Show all 100 »Diclofex DC, Medrox, Salonpas Gel-Patch, Sloan's Liniment, Dolorac, Trixaicin, Capsin, Capsicum Oleoresin, Capzasin, Zostrix Diabetic Foot Pain, Pennsaicin, Ziclopro, Transderm-iQ, Rematex, Adazin, GNP Capsaicin, Salonpas-Hot, Capzasin Back and Body, Capzasin-HP, Axsain, Aspercreme Warming Pain Relief Patch, Drs Cream, Capsagel Extra Strength, Capsagel Maximum Strength, Zostrix-HP, RT Capsin, Trixaicin HP, Capzasin-HP Arthritis Formula, Menthac Arthritis Cream with Capsaicin, Salonpas Pain Patch with Capsaicin, Analgesic Balm with Capsaicin, Zostrix Sports, Castiva Warming, No Pain-HP, Capzasin-P, Pain-X, R-Gel, Zostrix Neuropathy, Zostrix Foot Pain, DermacinRx Lexitral, Inavix, DermacinRx Lexitral PharmaPak, Dicloheal-60, NuDiclo SoluPak, Sure Result DSS Premium Pak, Diclareal Topical Kit, Capsinac, Diclosaicin, Ziclocin, Diclotral Pak, Trubrexa, Lido-Rx Cream, AnodyneRx Patch, Renovo Lido5, Silvera Pain Relief, Menthocin Patch with Lidocaine, Soothee Patch, Terocin (old formulation), Levatio Patch, MaC Patch, Neuvaxin Patch, Qroxin Patch, Releevia, Releevia MC Patch, Renovo Patch, Sinelee Patch, Solaice Patch, Asperflex Hot, Aflexeryl-MC, Alivio Patch, Aleveer Patch, Ameripatch, Bioaches patch, Alegenix, Anodynz, Capzasin Quick Relief, Capsiderm, Megrix, Migryl, Pallerix, Relyyt, Nuvira, Medi-Derm Rx, Medrox-Rx, Dendracin Neurodendraxcin, Bio-Therm Pain Relieving Lotion, Doloracin Rx, Exoten-C Pain Relief, Flanax Liniment, New Terocin

Capsaicin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of topical capsaicin during breastfeeding. However, capsaicin is poorly absorbed after topical application, so it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants.

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.

Substance Identification

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Breast Feeding




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