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Safety in Lactation: Parasiticidal skin preparations

21 September 2020Topical preparations for parasitic conditions, except benzyl benzoate, are considered to pose a negligible risk to a breastfeeding infant as long as precautions are taken…

Medicines that are considered safe for use in the acute porphyrias

29 May 2020The UK Porphyria Medicines Information Service (UKPMIS) and Cardiff Porphyria Service produce a list of medicines that are considered to be safe for use in…

How should head lice be treated in a breastfeeding mother?

12 March 2020Wet combing or dimeticone may be used to treat head lice in breastfeeding mothers. Malathion may be used as an alternative if a traditional insecticide…
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Lactation Safety Information

As a barrier preparation

As a barrier preparation
Yes
If applied to the nipple or areola area, remove before breastfeeding with warm water and reapply after feeding
24 September 2020

For head lice

For head lice
Yes
Wet combing
24 September 2020
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