Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Aldara | Imiquimod Cream while breast-feeding.
What is Aldara | Imiquimod Cream used for?
Aldara Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of: •Clinically typical, nonhyperkeratotic, nonhypertrophic actinic keratoses (AK) on the face or scalp in immunocompetent adults (1.1) •Biopsy-confirmed, primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) in immunocompetent adults; maximum tumor diameter of 2.0 cm on trunk, neck, or extremities (excluding hands and feet), only when surgical methods are medically less appropriate and patient follow-up can be reasonably assured (1.2) •External genital and perianal warts/condyloma acuminata in patients 12 years old or older (1.3) Limitations of Use: Efficacy was not demonstrated for molluscum contagiosum in children aged 2-12 (1.4, 8.4) 1.1 Actinic Keratosis Aldara Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of clinically typical, nonhyperkeratotic, nonhypertrophic actinic keratoses on the face or scalp in immunocompetent adults. 1.2 Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma Aldara Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of biopsy-confirmed, primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) in immunocompetent adults, with a maximum tumor diameter of 2.0 cm, located on the trunk (excluding anogenital skin), neck, or extremities (excluding hands and feet), only when surgical methods are medically less appropriate and patient follow-up can be reasonably assured. The histological diagnosis of superficial basal cell carcinoma should be established prior to treatment, since safety and efficacy of Aldara Cream have not been established for other types of basal cell carcinomas, including nodular and morpheaform (fibrosing or sclerosing) types. 1.3 External Genital Warts Aldara Cream is indicated for the treatment of external genital and perianal warts/condyloma acuminata in patients 12 years old or older. 1.4 Limitations of Use Aldara Cream has been evaluated in children ages 2 to 12 years with molluscumcontagiosum and these studies failed to demonstrate efficacy. [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4)]. 1.5 Unevaluated Populations The safety and efficacy of Aldara Cream in immunosuppressed patients have not been established. Aldara Cream should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing autoimmune conditions. The efficacy and safety of Aldara Cream have not been established for patients with Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome or Xeroderma Pigmentosum.
Is Aldara | Imiquimod Cream usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Imiquimod is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Aldara | Imiquimod Cream, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Imiquimod it is safe to use Aldara | Imiquimod Cream while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Imiquimod usage in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known whether imiquimod is excreted in human milk following use of Aldara Cream. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Aldara Cream is administered to nursing women.
Aldara | Imiquimod Cream Breastfeeding Analsys
Imiquimod while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 99011-02-6
Topical immune-modulator drug used in the treatment of genital warts. Less than 1% is absorbed and no trace has been detected in the serum. Like other dermatological products its use is safe while breastfeeding. However, it is advisable to avoid using it on the breast, or, to wash it out thoroughly to prevent the baby swallowing it, or, having any contact with it.
I am nursing mother and I have already used Aldara | Imiquimod Cream, what should I do?
As usage of Aldara | Imiquimod 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 Aldara | Imiquimod Cream else no further action is required.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Aldara | Imiquimod Cream, is it safe?
Usage of Aldara | Imiquimod Cream is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
If I am using Aldara | Imiquimod Cream, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Aldara | Imiquimod 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