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Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

There are few medications that are absolutely not to be taken during breastfeeding.
Meds can only get into breastmilk if they can get into your blood. Because acne medications are usually put on your face and don't get into your bloodstream, the chances of any med getting into the milk are almost nothing. Information on medications and breastmilk can be found at lactmed, a free database.

In brief: Yes

There are few medications that are absolutely not to be taken during breastfeeding.
Meds can only get into breastmilk if they can get into your blood. Because acne medications are usually put on your face and don't get into your bloodstream, the chances of any med getting into the milk are almost nothing. Information on medications and breastmilk can be found at lactmed, a free database.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Common topical acne medicines are usually fine, but check with the prescribing physician for more-specific information about the specific medication you're taking.

In brief: Yes

Common topical acne medicines are usually fine, but check with the prescribing physician for more-specific information about the specific medication you're taking.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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