Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream while Breastfeeding
It is a well known fact that breastfeeding is best source of nutrition for infants. Breast milk provides minerals, vitamins and antibodies in most acceptable format when they need it. Nutrition taken by mother passes to breast-milk and same thing applies to medicines taken by mothers. Not all drugs cause problem for baby but some do. Lets analyze if Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream is safe for baby while breastfed.

What is Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream used for?

For Dermatologic Use Salitop™ is a topical aid in the removal of excessive keratin in hyperkeratotic skin disorders, including verrucae, and the various ichthyoses (vulgaris, sex-linked and lamellar), keratosis palmaris and plantaris, keratosis pilaris, pityriasis rubra pilaris and psoriasis (including body, scalp, palms and soles). For Podiatric Use Salitop™ is a topical aid in the removal of excessive keratin on dorsal and plantar hyperkeratotic lesions. Topical preparations of 6% salicylic acid have been reported to be useful adjunctive therapy for verrucae plantares.

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

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

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from the mother's use of Salitop™, a decision should be make whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. If used by nursing mothers, it should not be on the chest area to avoid the accidental contamination of the child.

Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream Breastfeeding Analsys

Salicylic acid while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 69-72-7

It is topically used as a keratolytic, antiseptic, antifungal, dermatological and stomatological agent. At last update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found . Systemic absorption (distribution into the body) depends on the concentration of the product used and the duration of application. Absorption may reach 10 to 25% of the total amount applied on the skin. It is recommended not to use during lactation in large areas of skin or for prolonged periods. Available data on the elimination of Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin-ASA) in breast milk indicates it is clinically insignificant.No cases have been reported on Reye's syndrome by ASA through the breast milk which is considered very unlikely to occur with isolated and/or small doses used as antithrombotic treatments and anti-abortion measures, even less after application on the skin or topically in the mouth. Do not apply on the breast to prevent ingestion by the infant. If necessary, apply it after the feed and wipe it off thoroughly with water before the next feed.

Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Salicylic acid while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 69-72-7

No information is available on the clinical use of salicylic acid on the skin during breastfeeding. Because it is unlikely to be appreciably absorbed or appear in breastmilk, it is considered safe to use during breastfeeding.[1] Avoid application to areas of the body that might come in direct contact with the infant's skin or where the drug might be ingested by the infant via licking.

Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream and breastfeeding

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream?

It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream and have used it then do not panic as Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream, is it safe?

Definitely, Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Salitop | Salicylic Acid Cream

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Salitop | Salicylic Acid 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