Last update: Aug. 21, 2016

Cidofovir (Topical Use)

Low Risk for breastfeeding

Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Used for treatment of CMV retinitis in HIV patients.

Toxic effect on kidney function

Topically used for intralesional treatment of recurrent laringeal papillomatosis caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, even in infants and children, without side effects. Serum level after intralesional injection varies from 0 to 0.4 mg/L, which is fifty times lower than after intravenous administration.

Excretion into breast milk is unknown but absorption by the intestine should be very poor.


We do not have alternatives for Cidofovir (Topical Use).

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.

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Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. <10 %
Molecular weight 279 daltons
Protein Binding 10 %
T1/2 17 hours


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  2. Noti A, Grob K, Biedermann M, Deiss U, Brüschweiler BJ. Exposure of babies to C15-C45 mineral paraffins from human milk and breast salves. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2003 Abstract

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