Taclonex and Breastfeeding

Because no research has been done to see if Taclonex (calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate) passes through breast milk, it is unclear if this medicine is completely safe for breastfeeding women or their nursing infants. However, because it is a topical medication (applied to the skin), it is expected that very little of the drug would reach the bloodstream.

Is Taclonex Safe for Breastfeeding Women?

At this time, it is unknown if Taclonex® (calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate) passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using Taclonex.

More Information on Breastfeeding and Taclonex

No research has been done to see if calcipotriene or betamethasone dipropionate (the active ingredients in Taclonex) pass 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 this medication while breastfeeding poses a low risk to the child. Caution should be taken to avoid skin-to-skin contact where the medication was applied, and Taclonex should not be applied to the breast.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Taclonex 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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