It is recommended to breastfeed exclusively for six months and then while introducing to other food sources extend it to twelve months. In this duration most mothers will need help of some sort of medication, It could be for short term like could and flue or it could be something chronic like Arthritis or Diabetes and here comes the question of safety of medication in use. In this post we will figure out what is Halobetasol Propionate Ointment and whether its safe to use Halobetasol Propionate Ointment while nursing or not.
What is Halobetasol Propionate Ointment used for?
Halobetasol Propionate Ointment, 0.05% is a super-high potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Treatment beyond two consecutive weeks is not recommended, and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g/week because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Use in children under 12 years of age is not recommended. As with other highly active corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control has been achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary.
Halobetasol Propionate Ointment while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?
Halobetasol Propionate Ointment contains Halobetasol propionate as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Halobetasol propionate but we do have analysis of Halobetasol propionate, which is used in manufacturing of Halobetasol Propionate Ointment. You can get a good idea about Halobetasol Propionate Ointment usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Systemically administered corticosteroids appear in human milk and could suppress growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production, or cause other untoward effects. It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when halobetasol propionate ointment is administered to a nursing woman.
Halobetasol Propionate Ointment Breastfeeding Analsys
Halobetasol propionate while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 66852-54-8
Halobetasol has not been studied during breastfeeding. Since only extensive application of the most potent corticosteroids may cause systemic effects in the mother, it is unlikely that short-term application of topical corticosteroids would pose a risk to the breastfed infant by passage into breastmilk. However, it would be prudent to use the least potent drug on the smallest area of skin possible. It is particularly important to ensure that the infant's skin does not come into direct contact with the areas of skin that have been treated. Only the lower potency corticosteroids should be used on the nipple or areola where the infant could directly ingest the drugs from the skin; avoid halobetasol on the nipple. 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. Any topical corticosteroid should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
What if I already have used Halobetasol Propionate Ointment?
We are not completely sure about safety of Halobetasol Propionate Ointment in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Halobetasol Propionate Ointment. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Halobetasol Propionate Ointment, is it safe?
If your doctor considers Halobetasol Propionate Ointment safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Halobetasol Propionate Ointment, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Halobetasol Propionate Ointment in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week