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Capex and Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding, talk to your healthcare provider before using Capex (fluocinolone shampoo). It is unknown if this drug passes through breast milk. However, because this medicine is applied to the skin, it is not expected that large amounts would be passed to a nursing baby.

Is Capex Safe for Breastfeeding Women?

Capex® (fluocinolone shampoo) is a skin medication used to treat seborrhea of the scalp. At this time, it is unknown if Capex passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using Capex.
 

More Information on Breastfeeding and Capex

No research has been done to see if Capex passes through breast milk. However, other similar steroids are known to pass through breast milk. Fortunately, even when steroids are taken by mouth or by injection, only very small amounts pass through breast milk. This implies that skin use of steroids would probably result in very tiny amounts (if any) passing through breast milk, although this is not known for sure.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss Capex and breastfeeding 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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