Spinosad

Drug Levels and Effects:




Summary of Use during Lactation:


No information is available on the clinical use of spinosad during breastfeeding. Because it is not systemically absorbed after topical application, it should not be present in breastmilk. However, the topical suspension contains benzylalcohol, which may be systemically absorbed through the skin. High doses of benzylalcoholare potentially toxic to neonates, but it is unlikely that doses this high reach breastmilk. Mothers concerned about benzylalcoholcould pump and discard breastmilk for 8 hours. 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.[1]


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.


Alternate Drugs to Consider:


Permethrin,Pyrethrins


References:


1. 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:

Spinosad

CAS Registry Number:

168316-95-8

Drug Class:


  • Insecticides


  • Administrative Information:




    LactMed Record Number:


    843


    Last Revision Date:


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