Ciclopirox Shampoo 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 Ciclopirox Shampoo while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Ciclopirox Shampoo.

What is Ciclopirox Shampoo used for?

Ciclopirox Shampoo is indicated for the topical treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp in adults.

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

Ciclopirox Shampoo safe for breastfeeding
As per our analysis Ciclopirox Shampoo contains only one ingredient and that is Ciclopirox. We have analyzed Ciclopirox and it seems to be safe to use Ciclopirox while breastfeeding, that means usage of Ciclopirox Shampoo shall be safe while breastfeeding. Below you can check more details of Ciclopirox usage in breastfeeding. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly.

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 Ciclopirox Shampoo is administered to a nursing woman.

Ciclopirox Shampoo Breastfeeding Analsys

Ciclopirox while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 29342-05-0

Antifungal agent that is used as a component of creams, gels, suspensions or pessaries. At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk. Less than 5% of the applied dose is absorbed.Because the small dose used and low level achieved in the plasma of most topical dermatological preparations make unlikely the passage of significant amounts into breast milk.Even more, its high plasma protein-binding capacity makes unlikely excretion into milk. Do not apply on the chest to prevent infant ingestion; otherwise, apply it after a feeding and clean thoroughly with water before the next one.

Ciclopirox Shampoo Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Ciclopirox while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 29342-05-0

Topical ciclopirox has not been studied during breastfeeding. Because only about 1.3% is absorbed after topical application, it is considered a low risk to the nursing infant.[1] Avoid application to the nipple area and 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.[2]

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Ciclopirox Shampoo?

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 Ciclopirox Shampoo and have used it then do not panic as Ciclopirox Shampoo 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 Ciclopirox Shampoo, is it safe?

Usage of Ciclopirox Shampoo is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.

If I am using Ciclopirox Shampoo, will my baby need extra monitoring?


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Ciclopirox Shampoo 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