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Minoxidil Spray Breastfeeding (Fact Checked)

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Summary of Use during Lactation

Maternal topical minoxidil should pose low risk to older, full-term breastfed infants, but might best be avoided while breastfeeding a preterm or neonatal infant.

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Related Questions

1Can I Use Hair Spray While Breastfeeding?

Hair Care Products (dyes, permanents, relaxers)

There is no evidence that hair care products (dyes, permanents, or hair relaxers) used by a nursing mom have any effect on her breastfeeding baby.

2Is Topical Minoxidil Safe For Pregnancy?

Pregnancy and Lactation

Patients can continue with topical minoxidil right up until they get pregnant; however, they should stop when they get pregnant because there are isolated reports of birth defects. Patients can be reassured that the hair will thicken during the course of their pregnancy.

3Can Hair Products Affect Breastfeeding?

There is no evidence that hair color, hair products or hair treatments have any effect on a nursing mother’s milk. Even though small amounts of hair color may get on your skin, only small amounts of the chemicals are absorbed into your skin. Meaning that is unlikely it will affect your breast milk.

4Who Should Not Use Minoxidil?

It is not known how minoxidil causes hair growth. This medication is not used for sudden/patchy hair loss, unexplained hair loss (for example, if you have no family history of hair loss), or hair loss after giving birth.Do not use this product if you are 18 years old or younger.

5Does Topical Minoxidil Cause Birth Defects?

Minoxidil topical Pregnancy Warnings

Two infants exposed to oral minoxidil in utero experienced hypertrichosis (a known adverse effect), with the causal relationship to multiple congenital malformations in one and heart defects in the other infant being unclear.2/09/2021

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Minoxidil topical Pregnancy Warnings

Two infants exposed to oral minoxidil in utero experienced hypertrichosis (a known adverse effect), with the causal relationship to multiple congenital malformations in one and heart defects in the other infant being unclear.

7Does Topical Minoxidil Cause Infertility?

2/09/2021

8Who Should Not Use Topical Minoxidil?

Current studies do not preclude minoxidil from being used by men while their partner is pregnant. The amount of minoxidil that would be excreted in the male semen is likely negligible. However, minoxidil should not be handled by a pregnant female due to possible risk to the fetus.