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Sulfur use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jan 6, 2024.

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

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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