Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream Breastfeeding

Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream while breast-feeding.

What is Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream used for?

Thermazene® (Silver Sulfadiazine) Cream, 1% is a topical antimicrobial drug indicated as an adjunct for the prevention and treatment of wound sepsis in patients with second and third degree burns.

What are the risk associated with Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?

Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream low risk for breastfeeding
Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream contains only one active ingredient that is Silver sulfadiazine. We have analyzed the usage of Silver sulfadiazine in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Silver sulfadiazine poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream Breastfeeding Analsys

Silver sulfadiazine while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 22199-08-2

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk. 10% of sulfadiazine and 1% of silver pass into the systemic circulation by absorption through skin damaged by burns or ulcers (AEMPS 2014). The most common side effect is leucopenia (Fuller 2009). It may cause haemolysis in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and kernicterus in the neonatal period (Fuller 2009). High plasma levels of silver (Moiemen 2011, Lewis 2010), even more than 100 times higher than normal (Wan 1991) have been measured in patients treated for burns or ulcers with a body surface area exceeding 20% with potential clinical toxicity ( Mintz 2008, Browning 2008, Lansdown 2004, Tsipouras 1995, Coombs 1992). Furthermore, it has been widely used for topical umbilical cord care (Glosan 2013, Ahmadpour 2006) with no reported side effects and its use is permitted after two months of life (Bristol 2012). During breastfeeding it may be advisable not to use it on skin areas greater than 20% and for short periods. Do not apply on the chest to prevent the infant from ingesting it; if necessary, apply after breastfeeding and clean well with water before the next feed. If used during breastfeeding, it is advisable not to apply over a wide area (greater than 20%) or for prolonged periods to avoid systemic absorption. To be avoided in neonatal period and if there is glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. List of WHO essential medicines: compatible with breastfeeding (WHO / UNICEF 2002).

I am nursing mother and I have already used Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream, what should I do?

During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream comes in category of low risk drug.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream, is it safe?

Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream 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 Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Thermazene | Silver Sulfadiazine Cream 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