Can Women Use Ulesfia While Breastfeeding?
At this time, it is unknown if Ulesfia®
(benzyl alcohol lotion
) passes through breast milk. Because it is not known if Ulesfia is safe for use while nursing a child, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider before using this medication.
More Information on Breastfeeding and Ulesfia
No research has been done to see if benzyl alcohol lotion passes through breast milk in humans. It is important to understand that only a small percentage of the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream (where it must first pass before it can reach breast milk).
However, benzyl alcohol (when given by injection) is known to be dangerous to newborns, particularly premature newborns. Therefore, there is at least a theoretical risk that Ulesfia could cause problems in a newborn baby if a breastfeeding mother uses the medication.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
You should discuss breastfeeding and Ulesfia 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.