Question

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

Naftifine lactation summary

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

Topically used product effective against dermatophytes. Systemic absorption through skin is not significant. Wash hands thoroughly. Avoid using it on the breast or cleanse before nursing.

Answer by DrLact: About Naftifine usage in lactation

Topical naftifine has not been studied during breastfeeding. Because only 4 to 6% 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, gel or liquid 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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