Question

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

Ciclopirox lactation summary

Ciclopirox is safe in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Ciclopirox is 1 out of 8 which is considered Safe as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 1 indicates that usage of Ciclopirox is mostly safe during lactation for breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research also indicates that Ciclopirox does not cause any serious side effects in breastfeeding mothers.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Ciclopirox 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 Ciclopirox usage in lactation

Antifungal agent that is used as a component of creams, gels, suspensions or pessaries. At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk. Less than 5% of the applied dose is absorbed.Because the small dose used and low level achieved in the plasma of most topical dermatological preparations make unlikely the passage of significant amounts into breast milk.Even more, its high plasma protein-binding capacity makes unlikely excretion into milk. Do not apply on the chest to prevent infant ingestion; otherwise, apply it after a feeding and clean thoroughly with water before the next one.

Answer by DrLact: About Ciclopirox usage in lactation

Topical ciclopirox has not been studied during breastfeeding. Because only about 1.3% is absorbed after topical application, it is considered a low risk to the nursing infant.[1] 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 or gel products should be applied to the breast because ointments may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.[2]

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