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Verdeso and Breastfeeding

Women may not be able to safely use Verdeso (desonide foam) while breastfeeding. Although no studies have been done to determine whether this drug passes through breast milk, oral and injectable steroids are known to pass through breast milk in small amounts. Because Verdeso is applied to the skin, it is not expected that large amounts of the drug would be passed to a nursing baby.

Can Breastfeeding Women Use Verdeso?

Verdeso® (desonide foam) is a skin medication used to treat atopic dermatitis in people age three months and older. At this time, it is unknown if Verdeso passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using Verdeso.
 

More Information on Verdeso and Breastfeeding

No research has been done to see if Verdeso passes through breast milk. However, other similar steroids are known to pass through breast milk. However, even when steroids are taken by mouth or by injection, only a small amount passes through breast milk. This implies that topical use of steroids, which are applied directly on the skin, would probably result in very tiny amounts (if any) passing through breast milk, although this is not known for sure.
 
Direct skin-to-skin contact with areas where the medicine has been applied should be avoided to prevent exposing the baby to the medication by skin transfer. Also, avoid applying Verdeso near or on the nipple; if this is not possible, make sure to completely remove the medicine before nursing your baby.
 
Because Verdeso is usually effective at quickly relieving skin inflammation, some mothers may wonder if they could use it on a diaper rash. Never apply this (or any other medication prescribed for yourself) on a diaper rash without first checking with your healthcare provider. Young children are more likely to absorb a dangerously high amount of the medication, especially when it is applied to broken skin (like a diaper rash) and particularly when the area is covered, such as with a diaper.
 
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