Breast milk is superior in nutrition, It provides resistance against infections and allergies, It is naturally sterile. Despite all the advantages of breastfeeding some mothers choose to pause the breastfeeding in fear of harmful effects of medicines passing in breast milk. Are you wondering about breastfeeding and using Mometasone Furoate Solution ? Know what is Mometasone Furoate Solution and how it can affect your breast milk and whether Mometasone Furoate Solution is safe for your kid or not.
What is Mometasone Furoate Solution used for?
Mometasone Furoate Lotion (Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP 0.1%) is a medium potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Since safety and efficacy of Mometasone Furoate Lotion (Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP 0.1%) have not been established in pediatric patients below 12 years of age, its use in this age group is not recommended. (see PRECAUTIONS - Pediatric Use ).
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Mometasone Furoate Solution. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
Mometasone Furoate Solution contains Mometasone furoate as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Mometasone furoate but we do have analysis of Mometasone furoate, which is used in manufacturing of Mometasone Furoate Solution. You can get a good idea about Mometasone Furoate Solution usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.
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 Mometasone Furoate Lotion (Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP 0.1%) is administered to a nursing woman.
Mometasone Furoate Solution Breastfeeding Analsys
CAS Number: 105102-22-5
Neither topical mometasone nor the mometasone nasal implant have 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 or the slow-release implant 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. 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 if I already have used Mometasone Furoate Solution?
We are not completely sure about safety of Mometasone Furoate Solution in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Mometasone Furoate Solution. 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 Mometasone Furoate Solution, is it safe?
If your doctor considers Mometasone Furoate Solution safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Mometasone Furoate Solution, 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 Mometasone Furoate Solution 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