Last update June 10, 2018

Dequalinium Chloride


Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

An antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal agent.
Used topically, locally, via pill or mouthwash and dermatological and vaginal preparations.

Since the last update date we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.

The small dose and low plasma absorption of most oral, dermatological and vaginal topical preparations make it unlikely that significant amounts will transfer to breastmilk.
Systemic absorption of dequalinium through skin, mouth or vagina has been shown to be insignificant (Mendling 2016).

Do not apply on the chest or clean well before breastfeeding.


We do not have alternatives for Dequalinium Chloride since it is relatively safe.

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.

Other names

Dequalinium Chloride is also known as

Dequalinium Chloride in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Dequalinium Chloride in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 528 daltons


  1. Mendling W, Weissenbacher ER, Gerber S, Prasauskas V, Grob P. Use of locally delivered dequalinium chloride in the treatment of vaginal infections: a review. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2016 Abstract

Total visits


Help us improve this entry

How to cite this entry

Do you need more information or did not found what you were looking for?

   Write us at

e-lactancia is a resource recommended by El Parto Es Nuestro of Spain

Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM