Question

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

Terconazole lactation summary

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

Systemic absorption through skin or vaginal mucosa is not significant. Wash hands thoroughly. Avoid using it on the breast or cleanse before nursing.

Answer by DrLact: About Terconazole usage in lactation

Vaginal terconazole has not been studied during breastfeeding. Other antifungal agents may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant

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