Last update March 19, 2020



Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

Topical dermatological and gynecological antiseptic. Also used in oral rinses and for the treatment of canker sores and as a hemostatic in hemorrhoids.

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

The small dose and the low plasma absorption of most topical dermatological and gynecological preparations make transfer into breastmilk in significant amounts unlikely.
In the case of policresulen, the manufacturer assures that there is no systemic absorption and that it is compatible with breastfeeding (Takeda 2018, CecMed 2018).
When used orally, it must be taken in a highly diluted form followed by rinsing within a few minutes to avoid local irritation and burns (Wardhany 2016).

There is very little literature on this product and/or it is not up to date.


We do not have alternatives for Policresulen 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

Policresulen is also known as

Policresulen in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Policresulen in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 0 %
Molecular weight > 588 daltons


  1. Takeda. Policresuleno (Albothyl). Ficha técnica. 2018 Full text (in our servers)
  2. CecMed. Policresuleno (Cervixept). Ficha técnica. 2018 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Wardhany, Indriasti & Wimardhani, Yuniardini & Soegyanto, Anandina. Oral mucosal burn caused by topical application of 36% policresulen solution - a case series. J Int Dental & Medical Res. 2016 Special Issue, Vol. 9, p387-391. 2016 Full text (in our servers)

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