Last update July 15, 2017
Very Low Risk
First generation antihistamine, alkylamine, with sedative and antimuscarinic effect.
It is used in the form of gel or cream for itchy skin relief.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk was found.
Because a low dermal absorption and high plasma protein binding capacity, the passage of a significant amount into breast milk is unlikely.
Do not apply on the chest to prevent ingestion by the infant; otherwise, apply it after having nursed the infant and rinse it thoroughly with water before the next feeding.
Avoid applying creams, gels and other local application product containing paraffin to the nipple (mineral oil) for the infant not absorbed.
The systemic use (oral, nasal or intravenous inhalation) during breastfeeding
is considered to risky. See Dimethindene maleate (systemic use)
We do not have alternatives for Dimetindene Maleate (Topical use) 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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM