Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream while Breastfeeding
American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream for its safety in breastfeeding.

What is Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream used for?

cures most athlete's foot (tinea pedis) cures most jock itch (tinea cruris) and ringworm (tinea corporis) relieves itching, burning, cracking and scaling which accompany these conditions

Brief: Antifungal

I am currently breastfeeding and I want to know if using Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream is safe for my kid? Does it have any effect on milk production?

Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream safe for breastfeeding
Active ingredient in Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream is Terbinafine hydrochloride and based on our analysis of Terbinafine hydrochloride it appears that using Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream is safe in breastfeeding. Below is analysis of Terbinafine hydrochloride while breastfeeding.

Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream Breastfeeding Analsys

Terbinafine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 91161-71-6

Pharmacokinetics data (low oral bioavailability, high volume of distribution and high protein-binding capacity) explains the scanty excretion into breast milk observed in nursing mothers who received this medication. In addition, a poor oral absorption would make even more difficult any pass of this drug through ingested milk to the infant's blood, except in newborns or premature who would show a higher intestinal absorption. Avoid using in prematures who are under treatment with caffeine or theophylline because terbinafine alters its metabolic degradation and increases plasma concentration. Since topical absorption is less than 1%, a significant excretion into breast milk after application on skin is not expected. Do not use on the breast to prevent ingestion by the infant, otherwise apply after a meal and wipe it out thoroughly with water before next feeding. It is recommended to avoid using on the nipple creams, gels and other products intended for use on skin that may contain paraffin (mineral oil) in order to keep from absorption the infant.

Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Terbinafine hydrochloride while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 91161-71-6

Limited information indicates that oral maternal doses of 500 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants, especially if the infant is older than 2 months. Monitor the infant for jaundice or other signs of liver toxicity, especially in younger, exclusively breastfed infants. Some sources recommend avoiding oral terbinafine during nursing.[1] Topical terbinafine has not been studied during breastfeeding. Because only about 1% is absorbed after topical application, it is considered a low risk to the nursing infant.[1][2] Avoid application to the nipple area and ensure that the infant's skin does not come into direct contact with the areas of skin that have been treated. Only water-miscible cream, gel or liquid products should be applied to the breast because ointments may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.[3]

I already used Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?

Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.

My health care provider has asked me to use Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream, what to do?

Definitely, Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Shoprite | Terbinafine Hydrochloride 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