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Safety in Lactation: Antifungal skin preparations

21 September 2020Topical preparations for fungal infections are considered to pose a negligible risk to a breastfeeding infant as long as precautions are taken to minimise contact…
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Lactation Safety Information

Oral

Oral
Fluconazole
No published evidence of safety
Used in infants >1 month
Likely to pass into breast milk but quantity unknown
Monitor infant for gastro-intestinal disturbances, especially if used for prolonged periods or in high doses, although unlikely to occur.
10 November 2020

For topical use

For topical use
Yes
Application for tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) is considered to present negligible risk to the infant
7 August 2020