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Tolnaftate use while Breastfeeding

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

Medically reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

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

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