Skip to main content

Clotrimazole Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 23, 2021.

Clotrimazole is also known as: Clotrimazole Troche, Mycelex Troche

Clotrimazole Pregnancy Warnings

Animal models have revealed evidence of embryotoxicity, impairment in mating, lower numbers of viable young, and decreased survival to weaning at potentially maternally toxic doses when given 9 weeks before mating through weaning. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category: C

See references

Clotrimazole Breastfeeding Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during lactation.

Excreted into human milk: Data not available
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Mycelex (clotrimazole)." Bayer (2001):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Mycelex (clotrimazole)." Bayer (2001):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.