Last update: April 17, 2016

Ciclopirox

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Antifungal agent that is used as a component of creams, gels, suspensions or pessaries.

At latest update no published data were found on excretion into breast milk.

Less than 5% of the applied dose is absorbed.
Because the small dose used and low level achieved in the plasma of most topical dermatological preparations make unlikely the passage of significant amounts into breast milk.
Even more, its high plasma protein-binding capacity makes unlikely excretion into milk.

Do not apply on the chest to prevent infant ingestion; otherwise, apply it after a feeding and clean thoroughly with water before the next one.

Alternatives

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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

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Other names

Ciclopirox is also known as


Ciclopirox in other languages or writings:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Ciclopirox in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability Dermat: 1,3 %
Molecular weight 207 daltons
Protein Binding 98 %
Tmax 6 hours
T1/2 1,7 hours

References

  1. SMI. Ciclopirox. Product Monograph. 2013 Full text (in our servers)
  2. Medea. Ciclopirox. Ficha técnica. 2010 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Leachman SA, Reed BR. The use of dermatologic drugs in pregnancy and lactation. Dermatol Clin. 2006 Abstract
  4. Mactal-Haaf C, Hoffman M, Kuchta A. Use of anti-infective agents during lactation, Part 3: Antivirals, antifungals, and urinary antiseptics. J Hum Lact. 2001 Abstract

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