Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream Breastfeeding

Modern medicine has evolved so much so that sooner or later every breastfeeding mother needs to take it in one form or other. Medication that is present in mothers blood will transfer into her breast milk to some extent. Most drugs do so at low levels and pose no real risk to infants but then there are some exceptions. In This post will discuss whether Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream is safe in breast-feeding or not.

What is Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream used for?

For the gradual fading of dark (brownish) areas in the skin such as freckles, age and liver spots

Brief: Skin Lightener

Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream low risk for breastfeeding
Hydroquinone is the one and only active ingredient present in Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream. Hydroquinone in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Hydroquinone in breastfeeding.

Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream Breastfeeding Analsys

Hydroquinone while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 123-31-9

Benzene derivative which is topically used with creams and solutions (2-4%) as a bleaching agent for several skin disorders associated to hyper-pigmentation. In industry it is used as photographic developer. TLV or threshold limit value which means maximum exposure limit for workers is 2 mg / m3 (Flickinger 1976). At latest update relevant published data were not found on excretion into breast milk. It is well absorbed through the skin, both when used as a therapeutic agent (Bucks 1998, Wester 1998, Westerhof 2005, Andersen 2010, Bozzo 2011) or industrial use (Barber 1995, McGregor 2007), however, a significant excretion into breastmilk is not likely for their lack of fat solubility. There is controversy and doubt about a possible mutagenic and carcinogenic effect (Kooyers 2004, FDA 2006, Levitt 2007, Andersen 2010), so it does not seem wise a chronic or continued use while breastfeeding. Do not apply it on the breast to prevent ingestion by the infant; otherwise, do it just after a meal and clean the nipple thoroughly with water before the next feed.Do not apply it over large areas or on long-term treatments to avoid an excessive systemic absorption.

Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Hydroquinone while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 123-31-9

Topical hydroquinone has not been studied during breastfeeding. Hydroquinone is not contraindicated during breastfeeding and if hydroquinone is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, some experts feel that long-term use of hydroquinone is difficult to justify in a nursing mother.[1] If hydroquinone is used, ensure that the infant's skin does not come into direct contact with the areas of maternal skin that have been treated and the infant does not ingest the product from the mother's skin.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream, what should I do?

Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream is in the category of low risk, if you have already used it then its not a big deal if health and behavior of baby is good. However your health care provider shall be aware of the fact that you have used Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream, is it safe?

Though Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream dose not comes in category of safe drugs rather it comes in category of low risk but if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding your baby and has still recommended it then its advantages must be outweighing the risks.

If I am using Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Caro Light | Hydroquinone Cream

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Caro Light | Hydroquinone 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