Lindane Lotion while Breastfeeding

Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Lindane Lotion while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Lindane Lotion.

What is Lindane Lotion used for?

Lindane Lotion is indicated for the treatment of scabies (infestations of Sarcoptes scabei ) only in patients who: cannot tolerate other approved therapies, or have failed treatment with other approved therapies. Lindane Lotion should be used in the context of an overall scabies management program that includes: Microscopic evaluation of skin scrapings to confirm the diagnosis. Evaluation and treatment of sexual contacts simultaneously. Sexual contacts should be prescribed Lindane Lotion only if they either have failed to respond to adequate doses of other approved therapies or are intolerant of other approved therapies. Washing of all recently worn clothing, underwear, pajamas, used sheets, pillowcases, and towels in very hot water or dry-cleaned. Caregivers applying this product to patients should wear gloves less permeable to Lindane, such as nitrile, latex with neoprene, or sheer vinyl, and thoroughly clean hands after application. Natural latex gloves should be avoided because they are more permeable to Lindane. Lindane Lotion does not prevent infestation or reinfestation and should not be used to ward off a possible infestation.

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

Lindane Lotion high risk while breastfeeding
As Lindane Lotion is made of only Lindane, and Lindane is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Lindane Lotion is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Lindane and Lindane Lotion during location. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly. We also recommend you talk to your health care provider before making final decision.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Lindane is lipophilic and is present in human breast milk, but exact quantities are not known. There may be a risk of toxicity if lindane is ingested from breast milk, or from skin absorption from mother to baby in the course of breast-feeding when Lindane Lotion is applied topically to the chest area. Nursing mothers who require treatment with Lindane Lotion should be advised of the potential risks and be counseled to avoid large areas of skin-to-skin contact with the infant while Lindane Lotion is applied, as well as to interrupt breast-feeding, with expression and discarding of milk, for at least 24 hours following use.

Lindane Lotion Breastfeeding Analsys

Lindane while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 58-89-9

Insecticide and scabicide drug of great liposolubility. It is a extensively absorbed through skin, thus, it is not recommended to be used in newborns or infants younger than 2 months. When used in the mother, cleanse the breast thoroughly.

Lindane Lotion Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Lindane while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 58-89-9

Topical application of lindane can increase lindane milk levels for at least several days. Because it is potentially toxic in infants, is a persistent environmental contaminant, and possibly has estrogenic effects that could decrease lactation as well as affect the nursing infant, another agent is preferred.[1][2][3][4]

Lindane Lotion and breastfeeding

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Lindane Lotion?

If you observer abnormal behavior or any other health issue in infant then you should immediately call 911 or contact other contact other emergency service provider in your area otherwise closely monitor the baby and inform your doctor about your Lindane Lotion usage and time interval of breastfeeding.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Lindane Lotion, is it safe?

If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Lindane Lotion then there must be good reason for that as Lindane Lotion is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.

If I am using Lindane Lotion, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Lindane Lotion and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Lindane Lotion 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