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Sklice and Breastfeeding

The active ingredient in Sklice (ivermectin lotion) passes through breast milk when it is taken by mouth. However, because Sklice comes as a lotion that is applied on the hair and scalp, it is not likely that large enough amounts of the drug would wind up in the breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider before using Sklice while breastfeeding.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Sklice?

The active ingredient in Sklice® (ivermectin lotion) passes through breast milk. Therefore if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using this product.

More Information on Sklice and Breastfeeding

In studies, taking ivermectin (the active ingredient in Sklice) by mouth resulted in low levels of the drug in breast milk. Because Sklice comes as a lotion that is applied to the hair and scalp, very low amounts are expected to pass through the breast milk, probably too low to cause any sort of problems. Nonetheless, rare problems cannot be ruled out at this time.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Sklice use with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
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