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Retapamulin use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Retapamulin: Altabax

Retapamulin Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of retapamulin during breastfeeding. Because retapamulin is poorly absorbed after topical application, it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants after maternal application away from the breast. 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.

References

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

Retapamulin Identification

Substance Name

Retapamulin

CAS Registry Number

224452-66-8

Drug Class

Anti-Infective Agents, Local

Anti-Bacterial Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

986

Last Revision Date

20130907

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