Question

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

Lindane lactation summary

Lindane is unsafe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Lindane is 5 out of 8 which is considered Unsafe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 5 indicates that usage of Lindane may cause serious side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Lindane may cause moderate to high side effects or may affect milk supply in lactating mother.
  • Our suggestion is to use safer alternate options rather than using Lindane .
  • It is recommended to evaluate the advantage of not breastfeeding while using Lindane Vs not using Lindane And continue breastfeeding.
  • While using Lindane Its must to monitor child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to 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 Lindane usage in lactation

Insecticide and scabicide drug of great liposolubility. It is a extensively absorbed through skin, thus, it is not recommended to be used in newborns or infants younger than 2 months. When used in the mother, cleanse the breast thoroughly.

Answer by DrLact: About Lindane usage in lactation

Topical application of lindane can increase lindane milk levels for at least several days. Because it is potentially toxic in infants, is a persistent environmental contaminant, and possibly has estrogenic effects that could decrease lactation as well as affect the nursing infant, another agent is preferred.[1][2][3][4]

Lindane Side Effects in Breastfeeding

In a telephone follow-up study, 9 mothers used lindane topically for head lice during breastfeeding. One reported irritability in her breastfed infant.[8]

Lindane Possible Effects in Breastfeeding

Hexachlorocyclohexane appears to have some estrogenic activity which could suppress lactation.[6]

Alternate Drugs

Levofloxacin(Low Risk)
Kanamycin(Safe)
Dapsone(Low Risk)
Valganciclovir(Low Risk)
Amantadine(Low Risk)
Cefprozil(Safe)
Capreomycin(Low Risk)
Ganciclovir(Low Risk)
Aztreonam(Safe)
Indinavir(Unsafe)
Ertapenem(Safe)
Econazole(Safe)
Cefoxitin(Safe)
Zidovudine(Low Risk)
Gatifloxacin(Low Risk)
Malathion(Low Risk)
Cefotetan(Safe)
Enoxacin(Low Risk)
Ofloxacin(Safe)
Lindane(Unsafe)
Tenofovir(Safe)
Doxycycline(Low Risk)
Famciclovir(Low Risk)
Amikacin(Safe)
Efavirenz(Unsafe)
Neomycin(Safe)
Demeclocycline(Low Risk)
Erythromycin(Low Risk)
Didanosine(Unsafe)
Nafcillin(Safe)
Cefixime(Safe)
Primaquine(Low Risk)
Clindamycin(Low Risk)
Moxifloxacin(Low Risk)
Cefepime(Safe)
Saquinavir(Unsafe)
Naftifine(Safe)
Atovaquone(Low Risk)
Methicillin(Low Risk)
Cefdinir(Safe)
Ritonavir(Unsafe)
Linezolid(Low Risk)
Acyclovir(Safe)
Abacavir(Safe)
Meropenem(Safe)
Rifaximin(Safe)
Cefazolin(Safe)
Nevirapine(Low Risk)
Quinine(Safe)
Lomefloxacin(Low Risk)
Cefaclor(Safe)
Nelfinavir(Unsafe)
Pyrantel(Safe)
Malathion(Low Risk)
Lindane(Unsafe)
Primaquine(Low Risk)
Atovaquone(Low Risk)
Quinine(Safe)
Malathion(Low Risk)
Lindane(Unsafe)

Synonyms of Lindane

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