Calcipotriene

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


No information is available on the use of calcipotriene during breastfeeding. Because it is poorly absorbed after topical application, calcipotriene is probably a low risk to the nursing infant and is generally considered acceptable during breastfeeding.[1][2][3] Ensure that the infant's skin does not come into direct contact with the areas of skin that have been treated and do not apply it to the nipple area. Only water-miscible cream or gel products should be applied to the breast because ointments may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.[4]


Drug Levels:


Maternal Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels.

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Effects in Breastfed Infants:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


Possible Effects on Lactation:


Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.


References:


1. Strober B, Berger E, Cather J et al. A series of critically challenging case scenarios in moderate to severe psoriasis: a Delphi consensus approach. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009;61 (Suppl 1):S1-S46. PMID:19527820
2. Leachman SA, Reed BR. The use of dermatologic drugs in pregnancy and lactation. Dermatol Clin. 2006;24:167-97. PMID:16677965
3. Zip C. Common sense dermatological drug suggestions for women who are breast-feeding. Skin Therapy Lett. 2002;7:5-7. PMID:12007012
4. Noti A, Grob K, Biedermann M et al. Exposure of babies to C(15)-C(45) mineral paraffins from human milk and breast salves. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2003;38:317-25. PMID:14623482



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Calcipotriene

CAS Registry Number:

112965-21-6

Drug Class:


  • Dermatologic Agents


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    725


    Last Revision Date:


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