For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil and some common side effects associated with Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil.
What is Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil used for?
Fluocinolone acetonide topical oil is a corticosteroid indicated for the topical treatment of atopic dermatitis in adult patients (1.1) topical treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients 3 months and older for up to 4 weeks (1.2) Limitations of Use: Apply the least amount to cover affected areas. Discontinue when disease is controlled. (1.3) Do not use in the diaper area. (1.3) Do not use on the face, axillae, or groin. (1.3, 6.2, 8.4) 1.1 Adult Patients with Atopic Dermatitis Fluocinolone acetonide topical oil is indicated for the topical treatment of atopic dermatitis in adult patients. 1.2 Pediatric Patients with Atopic Dermatitis Fluocinolone acetonide topical oil is indicated for the topical treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients, 3 months and older for up to 4 weeks. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients younger than 3 months of age have not been established. 1.3 Limitations of Use Apply the least amount of fluocinolone acetonide topical oil needed to cover the affected areas. As with other corticosteroids, fluocinolone acetonide topical oil should be discontinued when control of disease is achieved. Contact the physician if no improvement is seen within 2 weeks. Fluocinolone acetonide topical oil should not be applied to the diaper area; diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive use. Fluocinolone acetonide topical oil should not be used on the face, axillae, or groin unless directed by the physician. Application to intertriginous areas should be avoided due to the increased risk of local adverse reactions. [see Adverse Reactions (6) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4) ].
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
Fluocinolone acetonide is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Fluocinolone acetonide it is safe to use Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Fluocinolone acetonide usage in breastfeeding.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers Systemically administered corticosteroids appear in human milk and could suppress growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production, or cause other untoward effects. It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when fluocinolone acetonide topical oil is administered to a nursing woman.
Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil Breastfeeding Analsys
Fluocinolone acetonide while Breastfeeding Safe
CAS Number: 67-73-2
Because of a low absorption through skin significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely. Whenever a treatment for nipple eczema or dermatitis is required the lowest potency steroid compound should be used. It should be applied right after the feed to make sure it has disappeared before the next nursing occurs. Otherwise, wipe cream out with a clean gauze. Do not continuously use for longer than a week. Reportedly, a case of mineral-steroid toxicity has occurred due to continuous use of cream on the nipple. Creams, gels or similar products that contain paraffin or mineral oil should not be used on the nipple to avoid absorption by the infant.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil?
As usage of Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil 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 Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil else no further action is required.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil, is it safe?
Definitely, Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
If I am using Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil, will my baby need extra monitoring?
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil 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