Last update June 10, 2018
Very Low Risk
An imidazole antifungal agent used topically as a skin cream or in the form of vaginal ovules.
Since the last update date we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
The mean plasma concentration after the application of 300 mg of vaginal sertaconazole was 1.79 ± 0.70 micrograms/L (Wang 2009).
Its insignificant or zero systemic absorption through vaginal mucosa or skin (Croxtall 2009, Wang 2009, Susilo 2006, Farré 1992) and its high plasma protein binding makes transfer to milk in significant quantities unlikely.
You should wash your hands well after application.
Do not apply on breast-nipple-areola or clean before breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Sertaconazole Nitrate 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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