Last update Aug. 29, 2021
Antifungal used in dermatophyte infection.
Oral administration (tinea capitis and ringworm of the nails) or topical (tinea pedis).
Authorized use in Pediatrics (Chen 2016) from two years of age.
At the date of the last update, there was no available published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Its high fixation to plasma proteins makes it difficult to pass into breast milk in a clinically significant amount, but its high fat solubility (Mactal 2001) would facilitate it.
Until more published data on this drug in relation to breastfeeding is known, known safer alternatives (Chen 2016) may be preferable (Butler 2013), especially during the neonatal period and in the case of prematurity.
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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