Carbamide Peroxide

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


Carbamide (urea) peroxide has not been studied during breastfeeding. It is unlikely that carbamide peroxide found in eardropsor teeth whiteners is absorbed into the bloodstream. However, if any carbamide peroxide were absorbed, it would be broken down to urea and hydrogen peroxide, both of which are found normally in human milk.[1][2] If carbamide peroxide is used by the mother according to directions, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding and no special precautions are required.


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. Clark RM, Ross SA, Hill DW, Ferris AM. Within-day variation of taurine and other nitrogen substances in human milk. J Dairy Sci. 1987;70:776-80. PMID:3584613
2. Al-Kerwi EA, Al-Hashimi AH, Salman AM. Mother's milk and hydrogen peroxide. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2005;14:428-31. PMID:16326651



Substance Identification:




Substance Name:

Carbamide Peroxide

CAS Registry Number:

124-43-6

Drug Class:


  • Peroxides


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    793


    Last Revision Date:


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