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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Mar;70(3):417.e1-10; quiz 427. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.09.009.

Safety of dermatologic medications in pregnancy and lactation: Part II. Lactation.

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1
College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
2
Department of Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
3
Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, California; Department of Dermatology, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Mountain View, California. Electronic address: jemurase@gmail.com.

Abstract

Dermatologists are frequently faced with questions from women who are breastfeeding about the safety of commonly prescribed topical and systemic medications during lactation. Safety data in lactation, particularly regarding medications that are unique to dermatology, are limited and can be difficult to locate. We have consolidated the available safety data in a single reference guide for clinicians. We review literature pertaining to the safety of common dermatologic therapies in lactation and offer recommendations based on the available evidence.

KEYWORDS:

acne; antibiotic; antifungal; antihistamines; antiviral; atopic dermatitis; biologics; breast milk; breastfeeding; corticosteroid; cosmetics; eczema; lactation; medication safety; nursing; phototherapy; psoriasis; surgery

PMID:
24528912
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaad.2013.09.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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