Last update Aug. 12, 2014


Low Risk

Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

Avoid using it on the breast or cleanse thoroughly before nursing.


We do not have alternatives for Anthralin.

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

Anthralin is also known as


Anthralin belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Anthralin in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 100 %
Molecular weight 226 daltons


  1. Anthralin Data Sheet 2007 Full text (in our servers)
  2. 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)
  3. Ditranol Ficha técnica 1996 Full text (in our servers)
  4. Goodfield MJ, Hull SM, Cunliffe WJ. The systemic effect of dithranol treatment in psoriasis. Acta Derm Venereol. 1994 Abstract
  5. Wiegrebe W, Retzow A, Plumier E, Ersoy N, Garbe A, Faro HP, Kunert R. Dermal absorption and metabolism of the antipsoriatic drug dithranol triacetate. Arzneimittelforschung. 1984 Abstract
  6. Schalla W, Bauer E, Schaefer H. Skin permeability of anthralin. Br J Dermatol. 1981 Abstract
  7. Selim MM, Goldberg LH, Schaefer H, Bishop SC, Farber EM. Penetration studies of topical anthralin. Br J Dermatol. 1981 Abstract

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