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Sulfur

Last Revision: December 3, 2018.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 7704-34-9

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

Sulfur 5% to 10% in a petrolatum base is safe for topical use in children, including infants under 2 months of age.[1] This makes it a useful alternative to organic insecticides for treating scabies in nursing mothers; however, the petrolatum base makes undesirable for use on the breast.

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.

References

1.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel. New York: Oxford University Press. 2017. https://wwwnc​.cdc.gov​/travel/page/2018-yellow-book-about.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Sulfur

CAS Registry Number

7704-34-9

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antiparasitic Agents

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