Mometasone Furoate Ointment Breastfeeding

Modern medicine has evolved so much so that sooner or later every breastfeeding mother needs to take it in one form or other. Medication that is present in mothers blood will transfer into her breast milk to some extent. Most drugs do so at low levels and pose no real risk to infants but then there are some exceptions. In This post will discuss whether Mometasone Furoate Ointment is safe in breast-feeding or not.

What is Mometasone Furoate Ointment used for?

Mometasone Furoate, USP Ointment 0.1% is a medium potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Mometasone Furoate, USP Ointment 0.1% may be used in pediatric patients 2 years of age or older, although the safety and efficacy of drug use for longer than 3 weeks have not been established (see PRECAUTIONS – Pediatric Use section). Since safety and efficacy of Mometasone Furoate Ointment 0.1% have not been established in pediatric patients below 2 years of age, its use in this age group is not recommended.

I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Mometasone Furoate Ointment. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?

Mometasone Furoate Ointment 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 Ointment. You can get a good idea about Mometasone Furoate Ointment usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.

Mometasone Furoate Ointment Breastfeeding Analsys

Mometasone furoate while Breastfeeding

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.[1] Any topical corticosteroid should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Mometasone Furoate Ointment, what should I do?

We are not completely sure about safety of Mometasone Furoate Ointment in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Mometasone Furoate Ointment. 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 Ointment, is it safe?

If your doctor considers Mometasone Furoate Ointment safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.

If I am using Mometasone Furoate Ointment, 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 Ointment 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

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