Last update: Jan. 24, 2017

Furacilinum

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Topically used as a 0.2% cream or ointment for the treatment of wounds, ulcers, skin infections and burns.

At latest update relevant published data on its excretion into breast milk were not found.

It is not absorbed in significant amounts into the systemic circulation, even when applied on burned surfaces (AEMPS 2007).

The small dose used and low plasma uptake of most topical dermatological preparations make it unlikely that significant amounts would pass into breastmilk.

Do not apply on the breast to prevent the infant from taking it; if necessary, do it after a feeding and clean it up thoroughly with water before the next one. It is toxic when taken by mouth, may cause contact dermatitis and hemolysis in cases of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (AEMPS 2007).

Alternatives

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

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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

Furacilinum is also known as Nitrofural. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


Furacilinum in other languages or writings:

Group

Furacilinum belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Furacilinum in its composition:

  • Dertrase™. Contains other elements than Furacilinum in its composition
  • Furacin

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. Muy baja - Very poor %
Molecular weight 198 daltons

References

  1. AEMPS. Nitrofural. Ficha técnica. 2007 Full text (in our servers)

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