Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/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 Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo.

What is Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo used for?

helps prevent recurrence of flaking and itching associated with dandruff

Brief: Anti-Dandruff

What are the risk associated with Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?

Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo low risk for breastfeeding
Pyrithione zinc is the one and only active ingredient present in Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo. Pyrithione zinc in itself is a low risk drug for lactation so it is easy to understand that Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo also comes in category of Low Risk item while breastfeeding. Below is the summary of Pyrithione zinc in breastfeeding.

Pyrithione zinc and Breastfeeding

Low Risk

Not much study has been done on Pyrithione zinc during breastfeeding however itís known to get absorbed in skin in some extant (Less than 1%). Topical usage is not likely to cause much problem but itís suggested to search for safer alternative.

What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo?

Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo 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 Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo so you should inform him based on your convenience.

My health care provider has asked me to use Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo, what to do?

Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo 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 Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much monitoring required while using Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/shampoo

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Dandruff | Pyrithione Zinc Lotion/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