Avita | Tretinoin Cream Breastfeeding
Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Avita | Tretinoin Cream ? Know what is Avita | Tretinoin Cream and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Avita | Tretinoin Cream is safe for your kid or not.

What is Avita | Tretinoin Cream used for?

AVITA® Cream is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. The safety and efficacy of this product in the treatment of other disorders have not been established.

Is Avita | Tretinoin Cream usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Avita | Tretinoin Cream safe for breastfeeding
Tretinoin is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Avita | Tretinoin Cream, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Tretinoin it is safe to use Avita | Tretinoin Cream while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Tretinoin usage in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when AVITA® Cream is administered to a nursing woman.

Avita | Tretinoin Cream Breastfeeding Analsys

Tretinoin while Breastfeeding


Retinoid, an acid form of vitamin A. At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.It is a normal component of breastmilk. Because of the small dose used and poor absorption into plasma of most topical dermatological preparations, excretion into breastmilk in significant amount appears to be unlikely. Do not apply on the breast, otherwise, wash it off thoroughly before next feed. Systemic use (overall as an antineoplastic drug) while breastfeeding is absolutely contraindicated.

Avita | Tretinoin Cream Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Tretinoin while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 302-79-4

Tretinoin has not been studied during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should probably be avoided after oral use. Because it is poorly absorbed after topical application, it is considered a low risk to the nursing infant.[1][2][3] 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.[4]

Avita | Tretinoin Cream and breastfeeding

What if I already have used Avita | Tretinoin Cream?

As usage of Avita | Tretinoin Cream is mostly safe while breastfeeding hence there should not be any concern. In case of any change in behavior or health of your baby you should inform your health care provider about usage of Avita | Tretinoin Cream else no further action is required.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Avita | Tretinoin Cream, is it safe?

Definitely, Avita | Tretinoin Cream is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Avita | Tretinoin Cream, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Avita | Tretinoin Cream

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Avita | Tretinoin Cream 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