I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Minoxidil Topical Use? Is Minoxidil Topical Use safe for nursing mother and child? Does Minoxidil Topical Use extracts into breast milk? Does Minoxidil Topical Use has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Minoxidil Topical Use influence milk supply or can Minoxidil Topical Use decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Minoxidil Topical Use lactation summary

Minoxidil Topical Use is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Minoxidil Topical Use is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Minoxidil Topical Use is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Minoxidil Topical Use does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Minoxidil Topical Use safe in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Minoxidil Topical Use usage in lactation

The small dose and low absorption to the plasma in a majority of ophthalmic preparations that are topically used make a significant excretion into the milk unlikely. Minoxidil when taken by mouth is excreted into breast milk in a clinically non-significant amount without side-effects appearing among those infants whose mothers were on this medication. It is regarded as normal that the lose of hair occurs within the months after birth without relationship to breastfeeding but with the cease of resting phase of hair growth that occurs during pregnancy. Within 12 months after birth, that old hair is replace by new one without remaining baldness. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is usually compatible with breastfeeding.

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