Safety in Lactation: Preparations for scalp and hair conditions

Laura Kearney, Regional Principal Medicines Information Pharmacist, Trent Medicines Information Service & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServicePublished

Shampoos, topical eflornithine (for hirsutism) and minoxidil (for alopecia) are considered to pose a negligible risk to a breastfeeding infant. There is no published evidence on the safe use of these preparations in breastfeeding.