Most health expert recommend six month of exclusive breastfeeding but statics suggest that numbers are not good, almost 95% mothers start breastfeeding but this number drops to 40% in first three month and further it drops to 15% till fifth month. Sometime its due to need of medication usage. Because of these statics its important to provide good information on safety of drugs in breastfeeding so that it can be improved when possible. In this FAQ sheet we will discuss about exposure to Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit while breastfeeding. We will also discuss about common side effects and warnings associated with Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit.
What is Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit used for?
Ultravate Ointment 0.05% is a super-high potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Treatment beyond two consecutive weeks is not recommended, and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g/week because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Use in children under 12 years of age is not recommended. As with other highly active corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control has been achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary.
What are the risk associated with Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit usage while breastfeeding? What precautions shall I take while using it in breastfeeding?
Please note that our analysis of Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit is incomplete, this shall be used be as information but it shall not be used for any short of decision making. Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit has 2 ingredients, We have analysis of some of the ingredients but for some of ingredients we are totally clueless. Ingredients used in manufacturing of Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit are Halobetasol propionate, Ammonium lactate. Below is the analysis of available ingredients.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Systemically administered corticosteroids appear in human milk and could suppress growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production, or cause other untoward effects. It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Ultravate Ointment is administered to a nursing woman.
Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit Breastfeeding Analsys
Halobetasol propionate while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 66852-54-8
Halobetasol has not been studied during breastfeeding. Since only extensive application of the most potent corticosteroids may cause systemic effects in the mother, it is unlikely that short-term application of topical corticosteroids would pose a risk to the breastfed infant by passage into breastmilk. However, it would be prudent to use the least potent drug on the smallest area of skin possible. It is particularly important to ensure that the infant's skin does not come into direct contact with the areas of skin that have been treated. Only the lower potency corticosteroids should be used on the nipple or areola where the infant could directly ingest the drugs from the skin; avoid halobetasol on the nipple. 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. Any topical corticosteroid should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
What should I do if already breastfed my kid after using Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit?
We are not completely sure about safety of Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit, is it safe?
If your doctor considers Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Ultravate X | Halobetasol Propionate Kit in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week