Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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 Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc..

What is Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. used for?

Prescription CLOTRIMAZOLE TOPICAL SOLUTION product is indicated for the topical treatment of candidiasis due to Candida albicans and tinea versicolor due to Malassezia furfur. This formulation is also available as a nonprescription product which is indicated for the topical treatment of the following dermal infections: tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton fluoccosum, and Microsporum canis.

What are the risk associated with Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?

Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. safe for breastfeeding
Active ingredient in Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is Clotrimazole and based on our analysis of Clotrimazole it appears that using Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is safe in breastfeeding. Below is analysis of Clotrimazole while breastfeeding.

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 clotrimazole is used by a nursing woman.

Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Breastfeeding Analsys

Clotrimazole while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 23593-75-1

Excretion into breast milk is very unlikely since absorption through skin, vaginal mucosa, and, even intestinal mucosa into plasma is very poor with non-significant plasma levels or below the detection threshold (<10 ng/mL). In addition, because of a high plasma protein binding capacity, excretion into breast milk seems to be less likely. It is used frequently for treatment of Candida infection, either in skin or mouth mucosa, even in newborn and premature infants without observed side-effects. In case of use on the nipple, do it after feeding the baby and cleanse thoroughly the surface before the next one. Do not use creams, gels and other locally applied products that contain paraffin (mineral oil) to prevent absorption by the infant.

Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Clotrimazole while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 23593-75-1

Because clotrimazole has poor oral bioavailability, it is unlikely to adversely affect the breastfed infant, including topical application to the nipples. It has been used orally in infants with thrush, sometimes successfully after nystatin has failed.[1] Any excess cream or ointment should be removed from the nipples before nursing. 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 Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.?

As usage of Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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 Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. else no further action is required.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is it safe?

Usage of Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.

If I am using Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will my baby need extra monitoring?


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Clotrimazole | Rpk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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