Last update Jan. 18, 2021

Acne

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Trastorno cutáneo en el que hay obstrucción e inflamación de los folículos pilo-sebáceos por exceso de producción de grasa y sobreinfección bacteriana.
En el acné puede haber un exceso de andrógenos y formar parte del Síndrome del Ovario Poliquístico (SOP)

El acné puede asociarse al embarazo y al posparto y es más frecuente en primíparas (Hoefel 2020, Yang 2016, Gjerdingen 1993). Se han informado más mejorías que empeoramientos del acné durante el embarazo y el posparto y ninguna relación con la lactancia (van Pelt 1999).
El acné no contraindica lactancia en sí mismo nl lactancia empeora el acné (van Pelt 1999).

La mayoría de medicamentos, especialmente los de uso tópico, para tratar el acné son compatibles con la lactancia (Koh 2019, Murase 2015, Butler 2014, Kong 2013, Fluhr 2010


See below the information of these related products:

  • (Contraceptive combined Estrogen & Progestins) (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)
  • Adapalene ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Azelaic Acid ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Cyproterone Acetate ( Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.)
  • Dapsone (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)
  • Doxycycline (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)
  • Erythromycin (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)
  • Glycolic Acid ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Isotretinoin ( Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.)
  • Laser Rays ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Melitracen Hydrochloride (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)
  • Minocycline (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)
  • Netupitant (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Salicylic Acid ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Spironolactone ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Tazarotene (Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.)
  • Tretinoin (systemic use) ( Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives). Read the Comment.)
  • Tretinoin (topical use) ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Zinc Salts ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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.

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References

  1. Hoefel IDR, Weber MB, Manzoni APD, Lovato BH, Bonamigo RR. Striae Gravidarum, Acne, Facial Spots, and Hair Disorders: Risk Factors in a Study with 1284 Puerperal Patients. J Pregnancy. 2020 May 19;2020:8036109. Abstract
  2. Koh YP, Tian EA, Oon HH. New changes in pregnancy and lactation labelling: Review of dermatologic drugs. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2019 May 16;5(4):216-226. Abstract
  3. Yang CC, Huang YT, Yu CH, Wu MC, Hsu CC, Chen W. Inflammatory facial acne during uncomplicated pregnancy and post-partum in adult women: a preliminary hospital-based prospective observational study of 35 cases from Taiwan. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Oct;30(10):1787-1789. Abstract
  4. Murase J. Safe Skin Care During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Fact Sheet. For the media. American Academy of Dermatology. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Butler DC, Heller MM, Murase JE. Safety of dermatologic medications in pregnancy and lactation: Part II. Lactation. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Mar;70(3):417.e1-10; quiz 427. Abstract
  6. Kong YL, Tey HL. Treatment of acne vulgaris during pregnancy and lactation. Drugs. 2013 Jun;73(8):779-87. Abstract
  7. Fluhr JW, Degitz K. [Antibiotics, azelaic acid and benzoyl peroxide in topical acne therapy]. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2010 Abstract
  8. Worret WI, Fluhr JW. [Acne therapy with topical benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics and azelaic acid]. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2006 Abstract
  9. van Pelt HP, Juhlin L. Acne conglobata after pregnancy. Acta Derm Venereol. 1999 Mar;79(2):169. No abstract available. Abstract
  10. Gjerdingen DK, Froberg DG, Chaloner KM, McGovern PM. Changes in women's physical health during the first postpartum year. Arch Fam Med. 1993 Mar;2(3):277-83. Abstract

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