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.
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.
If your doctor considers Mometasone Furoate Ointment safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.
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