Last update Nov. 1, 2005

Lindane

High Risk

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

Insecticide and scabicide drug of great liposolubility. It is a extensively absorbed through skin, thus, it is not recommended to be used in newborns or infants younger than 2 months. When used in the mother, cleanse the breast thoroughly.

Alternatives

  • Permethrin ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)

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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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 90 %
Molecular weight 290 daltons
Tmax 6 hours
21 hours

References

  1. Butler DC, Heller MM, Murase JE. Safety of dermatologic medications in pregnancy and lactation: Part II. Lactation. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Mar;70(3):417.e1-10; quiz 427. Abstract
  2. Porto I. Antiparasitic drugs and lactation: focus on anthelmintics, scabicides, and pediculicides. J Hum Lact. 2003 Abstract

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