Med-i-san Breastfeeding

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 Med-i-san and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Med-i-san and some common side effects associated with Med-i-san.

What is Med-i-san used for?

For hand washing to decrease bacteria on skin Recommended for repeated use

Brief: Antimicrobial

Is Med-i-san usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Med-i-san Contains 2 active ingredients that are Benzalkonium chloride, N-alkyl ethylbenzyl dimethyl ammonium (c12-c14). We do have breastfeeding analysis and safety rating of some of the active ingredients but unfortunately we do not have any information of some of active ingredients used. Below we have provided whatever information we do have. But please do not take any decision based on below provided information and contact your health care provider as this information is incomplete.

Med-i-san Breastfeeding Analsys

Benzalkonium chloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 8001-54-5

Topical maternal application of benzalkonium chloride or benzethonium chloride or their presence as a preservative in pharmaceuticals would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants.

Med-i-san Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Benzalkonium chloride and Breastfeeding


Note: Study and data for tropical use only

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Med-i-san?

Not much study has been done on safety of Med-i-san in breastfeeding and its ingredients. Even we do not have complete information about usage of Med-i-san in breastfeeding so at this point a trained medical professional could be your best bet. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please contact 911.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Med-i-san, is it safe?

If your doctor considers Med-i-san safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits should outweigh its known risks for you.

If I am using Med-i-san, will my baby need extra monitoring?

We are not Sure, Please check with your healthcare provider or doctor.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Med-i-san 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