Last update: March 19, 2020


Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Topical dermatological and gynecological antiseptic. Also used in oral rinses and for the treatment of canker sores and as a hemostatic in hemorrhoids.

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.

The small dose and the low plasma absorption of most topical dermatological and gynecological preparations make transfer into breastmilk in significant amounts unlikely.
In the case of policresulen, the manufacturer assures that there is no systemic absorption and that it is compatible with breastfeeding (Takeda 2018, CecMed 2018).
When used orally, it must be taken in a highly diluted form followed by rinsing within a few minutes to avoid local irritation and burns (Wardhany 2016).

There is very little literature on this product and/or it is not up to date.


We do not have alternatives for (C8H9O4S)(C8H8O4S)n(C7H7O4S) since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


Main tradenames from several countries containing (C8H9O4S)(C8H8O4S)n(C7H7O4S) in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 0 %
Molecular weight > 588 daltons


  1. Takeda. Policresuleno (Albothyl). Ficha técnica. 2018 Full text (in our servers)
  2. CecMed. Policresuleno (Cervixept). Ficha técnica. 2018 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Wardhany, Indriasti & Wimardhani, Yuniardini & Soegyanto, Anandina. Oral mucosal burn caused by topical application of 36% policresulen solution - a case series. J Int Dental & Medical Res. 2016 Special Issue, Vol. 9, p387-391. 2016 Full text (in our servers)

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