Last update: May 20, 2015

Fluocinolone Acetonide

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Because of a low absorption through skin significant excretion into breast milk is unlikely.

Whenever a treatment for nipple eczema or dermatitis is required the lowest potency steroid compound should be used. It should be applied right after the feed to make sure it has disappeared before the next nursing occurs. Otherwise, wipe cream out with a clean gauze. Do not continuously use for longer than a week. Reportedly, a case of mineral-steroid toxicity has occurred due to continuous use of cream on the nipple.

Creams, gels or similar products that contain paraffin or mineral oil should not be used on the nipple to avoid absorption by the infant.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Fluocinolone Acetonide 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.

Group

Fluocinolone Acetonide belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Fluocinolone Acetonide in its composition:

  • Abrasone™. Contains other elements than Fluocinolone Acetonide in its composition
  • Abrasone Rectal™. Contains other elements than Fluocinolone Acetonide in its composition
  • Cortiespec
  • Flodermol™. Contains other elements than Fluocinolone Acetonide in its composition
  • Midacina™. Contains other elements than Fluocinolone Acetonide in its composition
  • Otomidrin™. Contains other elements than Fluocinolone Acetonide in its composition
  • Synalar
  • Synalar Rectal

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 453 daltons

References

  1. Concin N, Hofstetter G, Plattner B, Tomovski C, Fiselier K, Gerritzen K, Fessler S, Windbichler G, Zeimet A, Ulmer H, Siegl H, Rieger K, Concin H, Grob K. Mineral oil paraffins in human body fat and milk. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Abstract
  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
  3. De Stefano P, Bongo IG, Borgna-Pignatti C, Severi F. Factitious hypertension with mineralocorticoid excess in an infant. Helv Paediatr Acta. 1983 Abstract

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