Dovonex and Breastfeeding

Because so little of this psoriasis medication actually reaches the bloodstream and thus, breast milk, Dovonex is probably safe for breastfeeding women. Before using the drug, however, women should discuss the matter with their healthcare provider to make sure that it is safe for their unique situation.

Can Breastfeeding Women Take Dovonex?

At this time, it is unknown if Dovonex® (calcipotriene) passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Dovonex.

Important Information on Dovonex and Breastfeeding

No research has been done to see if calcipotriene (the active ingredient in Dovonex) passes through breast milk in humans. Because only a small percentage of the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream, where it must first pass before it can reach breast milk, it is predicted that using Dovonex while breastfeeding poses a low risk to the child.
However, caution should be taken to avoid skin-to-skin contact where the medication was applied, and it should not be applied to the breast.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Dovonex 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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