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Nitrogen, Liquid

Last Revision: December 3, 2018.

CASRN: 7727-37-9; 17778-88-0

Chemical structureChemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of liquid nitrogen on the skin during breastfeeding. Because it is a nontoxic gas that is unlikely to appear in breastmilk or be absorbed by the infant, it is considered safe to use during breastfeeding. No special precautions are required.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Nitrogen, Liquid

CAS Registry Number

7727-37-9; 17778-88-0

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Elements
  • Gases

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