Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel Breastfeeding
Do you know that important immune protective proteins are present in breast milk? Breast milk also contains required vitamins, minerals, saturated and un saturated fats. These things are extremely important for development of healthy brain. If you are taking any medicine for short term or for the chronic reason then that passes in breast milk as well, that is why you should always check the drug with your health care provider. Here at DrLact we try to analyze drugs based on available researches and in this sheet we will present our analysis for Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel.

What is Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel used for?

HYDRO-Q® is indicated for the gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin conditions such as chlosma, melasma, freckles, senile lentigines and areas of melanin hyperpigmentation.

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel low risk for breastfeeding
Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel contains only one active ingredient that is Hydroquinone. We have analyzed the usage of Hydroquinone in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Hydroquinone poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
B. Nursing mothers It is not known whether topical hydroquinone is absorbed or excreted in human milk. Caution is advised when used by a nursing mother.

Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel 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.

Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel 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 already used Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?

Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel 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 Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel so you should inform him based on your convenience.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel, is it safe?

Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Hydro-q | Hydroquinone Gel 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