Last update: Aug. 12, 2014

Intralesional Bleomycin

High Risk for breastfeeding

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully.
Use safer alternative or interrupt breastfeeding 3 to 7 T ½ (elimination half-lives).
Read the Comment.

It is a cytostatic agent that has been locally used in intralesional injection for the treatment of warts, cheloid scars and acne.

Because it has been shown to appear in appreciable amount in the blood another option should be chosen.

Drug is cleared from the body after 6 elimination half-life time.

Resuming breastfeeding is likely safer after 24 hours of pump-and-dump period.


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

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


Intralesional Bleomycin belongs to this group or family:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. baja - low %
Molecular weight 1416 daltons
Tmax 0,75 hours
T1/2 4 hours


  1. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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