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Sulfur use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Sulfur: Sulfacleanse 8/4, Plexion, Rosanil Cleanser, Avar, Fostex Medicated Cleansing Cream, Rosac, Sulfacet-R, Rosula, Clenia Emollient Cream, Sumadan, Show all 102 »Garimide, SAStid, Sebulex, Acnomel, Acnotex, Suphera, Avar-E Green, Avar Green, Avar LS Cleanser, Sumaxin CP, Avar-E LS, Prascion Cleanser, Avar-E Emollient, SSS 10-4, Rosaderm Cleanser, Sulfatol, Sumaxin TS, Prascion, Prascion RA, Prascion FC Cloths, Zetacet Wash, BPS, SSS Cleanser, SSS 10-5, Rosula AQ, Sulfo-Lo, Fostril, Sulpho-Lac Soap, Liquimat Medium, Liquimat Light, Sulmasque, Sulpho-Lac, Claris Clarifying Wash, Sulfatol Cleanser, Rosula Clarifying Wash, BP Cleansing Wash, Plexion Cleansing Cloths, Rosula CLK, Rosula AQ Cleanser, Sulfatol C, Clarifoam EF, Topisulf, Sumaxin, SulZee Wash, Sumaxin Cleansing Pads, Virti-Sulf, Sumadan XLT, Avar Gel, Novacet, Zencia Wash, Bensulfoid, Fostex Medicated Cleaning Bar, Pernox Lemon, Pernox Regular, Pernox Lotion, Sebulex Shampoo, Sebulex Shampoo and Conditioner, Sebex, Sulforcin, Rezamid, Meted, Coraz, Scalacort DK, Pazol XS, Ala Seb T, Sebutone, BPS Gel, NuOx, Sulfoxyl Strong, Sastid Soap, Pernox Scrub Cleanser, Clenia Foaming Wash, Avar-E, Avar Cleanser, Nicosyn, Rosula Cleanser, Sulfatol SS, Plexion Cleanser, Sulfoxyl Regular, SE 10-5 SS, Cerisa Wash, Rosac Wash, Pernox, Rosula Wash, Zetacet, Plexion TS, Plexion SCT, BP 10-Wash, Avar LS, Ala Seb, Fostex Medicated, Sulfoam

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 7, 2020.

Sulfur Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Sulfur 5% to 10% in a petrolatum base is safe for topical use in children, including infants under 2 months of age.[1] This makes it a useful alternative to organic insecticides for treating scabies in nursing mothers; however, the petrolatum base makes undesirable for use on the breast.

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.


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Substance Identification

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Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antiparasitic Agents

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