Last update: June 10, 2018
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
A synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent used to treat dermatophyte fungi applied topically on the skin.
Authorized in children over 2 years old (FDA 2017).
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
Cutaneous absorption to the patient’s blood is extremely low: 2.5 - 6% (FDA 2014, Gupta 2008, Leachman 2006), which makes transfer to breastmilk in significant amounts very unlikely.
It is advisable to avoid application of creams, gels and other topical products containing paraffin (mineral oil) on the nipple so that the infant does not absorb them (Concin 2008, Noti 2003).
We do not have alternatives for Naftifine Hydrochloride 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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
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