Last update: July 21, 2017


Very Low Risk for breastfeeding

Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

A short-term action Sulfonamide which is similar to Sulfathiazole (see specific info) that is locally used on vagina, eyes and skin.

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

Because of the small dose used and poor absorption into plasma of most topical preparations for dermatological and ophthalmological issues, it is unlikely a significant excretion into breast milk.

As with other sulfonamides, caution is recommended when using it on preterm infants and newborns with hyperbilirubinemia. Avoid it on patients affected with deficit of Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (6-GPD). Monitor the appearance of jaundice in the infant.

See below the information of this related product:


We do not have alternatives for Sulfacetamide 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

Sulfacetamide is also known as

Sulfacetamide in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Sulfacetamide in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 214 daltons
Protein Binding 80 - 85 %
T1/2 7 - 13 hours


  1. FDA. Sodium Sulfacetamide. FDA prescribing information, side effects and uses. 2015 Full text (in our servers)
  2. Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Sulfacetamide. Drug Summary. 2012 Full text (in our servers)

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